LATEST NEWS – August 11, 2022 – Announcement made by the CDC
The CDC announced loosened guidelines and restrictions. (see link below in Health Resources) The primary change impacting schools is when testing positive for Covid now you can come out of isolation after 5 days on day 6 regardless of having a negative test. You should wear a mask through day 10 and you can discontinue wearing a mask with 2 negative tests.
June 30, 2022 – Announcement made by Orange County Health Care Agency
Effective July 1, 2022, all individual student Covid-19 case reporting to the county is no longer required. Schools are still required, as with other communicable diseases, to report outbreaks. The current definition of a COVID-19 outbreak is; 3 or more cases within a group (e.g. classroom, team, activity group) that test COVID-19 positive within 14 days.
February 28, 2022 – Announcement made by Governor Gavin Newsom
- Masks are available in classrooms and all areas on campus to students, staff, and visitors
- Hand hygiene is reinforced in classrooms and across the campus
- Classrooms are cleaned daily
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• New loss of taste or smell
• Fever or chills
• Muscle or body aches
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
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.
- Complete this form if your student tests positive for COVID
- After submitting the Covid Positive Report you will receive direction with dates to return to campus.
- You may return after a full 5-day quarantine on day 6, wearing a mask through day 10
- No testing required
- You should:
- Have improved symptoms AND
- be fever-free for the last 24 hours without the help of medicine AND
- wear a mask indoors/outdoors through day 10 OR
- discontinue wearing a mask with 2 negative Covid tests
- You should:
Parents are required to complete the Covid screening form from the Athletic Training Office regarding their student-athletes symptom severity, and depending on the severity then next steps can be taken. The parent screening form must be turned into the athletic training staff and athletes may need to follow up with an MD/DO and complete a return to play depending on severity.
• PCR tests work by directly detecting the viral genetic material (RNA)
• Antigen tests work by detecting specific proteins on the surface of the virus
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) • https://schools.covid19.ca.gov/
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/
Orange County Department of Education • OCDE Newsroom – Education news from Orange County and beyond
CDC k-12 Guidance - Updated August 11, 2022 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/k-12-childcare-guidance.html
Summary of CDC Guidance https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7133e1.htm?s_cid=mm7133e1_w
Communications from the President's and Principal's Offices
Guidelines for 2021-2022 School Year