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COVID-19 Updates

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CURRENT STATUS

 
The MD Dashboard serves to be a transparent communication tool to our Mater Dei community.

At MDHS the Health & Safety protocols have several mitigation strategies to limit exposure risk to students as outlined below:
 
MDHS continues to follow guidelines from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA). and the directives of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Diocese of Orange in all COVID related Health and Safety measures.
QUARANTINE AND ISOLATION GUIDANCE
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
 
High Risk 
•    Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
•    New loss of taste or smell
•    Cough

Low Risk
•    Fever or chills
•    Fatigue
•    Muscle or body aches
•    Headache
•    Sore throat
•    Congestion or runny nose
•    Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
COVID RELATED ABSENCES
 
Covid related absences will be excused through the attendance office. A doctor’s note is not required for exposures, quarantine or positive cases.
  
Please call attendance: 
To report a student’s absence due to quarantine – it is not necessary to call in each day.  
 
Please contact the health office: 
To report a positive Covid case use the Covid Positive Reporting Form below. 
COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE REPORTING
 
If you test positive for COVID-19 and have been associated with the Mater Dei High School campus, students or employees, please notify the health office using the Covid Positive Reporting Form. The health office will provide guidance so that you can safely return to campus.  
•    Complete this form if your student tests positive for COVID  
•    This form is not to be used for exposures or quarantine 
•    Submit one form for each student 
•    If there is a required answer and it does not pertain to you, please write N/A 
•    Your information will be kept confidential 

School Nurse: Carolina Gutierrez-Calderon, RN at ccalderon@materdei.org
Health Office Phone Number: 714-850-9520  
 
Thank you for helping to keep our Mater Dei community safe. 
ATHLETICS
 
Athletes are required to be cleared by their doctor to begin the return to play (RTP) protocol so that they can safely return to their sport.  
COVID TESTING
 
Because of the limited testing available to the public, home testing is now being accepted.
 
Testing Options:
•    PCR tests work by directly detecting the viral genetic material (RNA)
•    Antigen tests work by detecting specific proteins on the surface of the virus