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COVID Information - 2021/22 School Year


Exposure Protocol

Scroll below or click on the following links to see the exposure protocols. 


Where can I get my child tested for COVID?

Please use the County of Napa COVID-19 website, linked here, to find acceptable locations to have your child tested.

Will masks be required? 
Yes, per CDPH guidelines for schools, all students and staff must wear a face-covering regardless of vaccination status. Masks are required indoors during the entire school day except when eating or drinking. Persons exempted from wearing a face-covering due to a medical condition must wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge. Wearing masks when outdoors is optional.

Will there be social distancing in classrooms?
Recent evidence indicates that in-person instruction can occur safely without minimum physical distancing requirements when other mitigation strategies (e.g., masking) are implemented. The social distancing requirement was lifted statewide on June 15 statewide. 

Are there any limits on classroom sizes?
Classroom limits align with state guidelines and our labor contracts and will be similar to pre-COVID class sizes. 

Will proof of vaccination be required for students who are eligible to receive one?
At this point, the district will not require proof of vaccination for eligible students.

Will classrooms be sanitized daily? 
Yes, custodial staff will follow cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting procedures once per day.

Are the on-campus sanitization stations available on campus? 
There will be hand sanitizer stations in classrooms and outdoors throughout each campus.

Are parents or outside visitors allowed on campus? 
School sites will be limiting visitors to campuses; please call the office before arriving in person at a school site. 

Will we be using the daily health screener? 
No. All parents/guardians should follow the Home-Based Health Screening daily ENGLISH and SPANISH.

If a student is exposed to a positive case - what is the protocol? 
The protocols depend on the vaccinated status of the student and whether or not the parties were masked during close contact - please read below carefully:

  1. If the exposed student is vaccinated AND asymptomatic, then the student does not need to quarantine. 
  2. If the student with a positive case and the exposed student are not vaccinated but were masked during exposure then the exposed student may continue to attend school if they are asymptomatic, continue to mask, get tested twice a week,  and quarantine from extracurricular activities, including sports. 
  3. If the exposure to a positive case occurs, the exposed person is unvaccinated, and one or both were unmasked during close contact, then the exposed student must quarantine for 10 days or quarantine for 7 days with a negative test (after day 5 from latest exposure), monitor symptoms for 14 days, quarantine from extracurricular, including sports.

What is the protocol if my student has any COVID-19 symptoms or is sent home from school with symptoms?
Per CDPH guidelines, the student must stay home until:

  • 24 hours after your student no longer has a fever  (without the use of fever-reducing medications); AND
  • Other symptoms have improved; AND 
  • *10 days have passed since symptom onset.

The 10-Day period can be shortened with a negative COVID-19 test or medical documentation that symptoms are not COVID-related.

If a student tests positive for COVID-19 and is symptomatic, how long do they need to stay out of school? 
Students with a positive COVID-19 test who are symptomatic need to be isolated for at least 10 days from symptom onset and at least 24 hours from fever resolution and all other symptoms have improved. 

If a student tests positive for COVID-19 but does not exhibit any symptoms, how long do they need to stay out of school? 
Students with a positive COVID-19 test who are asymptomatic need to isolate for at least 10 days.

What are the benefits to being fully vaccinated for students in school?
COVID 19-vaccines are effective. They decrease the chances of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19.  COVID-19 vaccines help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19.  Getting vaccinated yourself may also protect people around you, particularly people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Fully vaccinated students may remain in school and avoid interruptions to in-person education, even if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19, so long as they remain without symptoms.  Also, fully vaccinated students are not recommended to participate in screening testing at school.

Do masks need to be worn on school buses?
Yes.  CDPH Face Coverings Guidance requires that everyone (regardless of vaccination status) use masks on school buses, including on buses operated by public and private school systems.  In addition, CDC's Order requiring the wearing of masks by all people on public transportation conveyances also includes school buses.  Passengers and drivers must wear a mask on school buses, including on buses operated by public and private school systems, subject to the exclusions and exemptions.  More information regarding the CDC Requirement for Face Masks on Public Transportation is available on the CDC's website. 

If students take a school trip off-campus to an indoor location, do vaccinated students need to wear a mask indoors if the location they are visiting does not require fully vaccinated people to wear masks?
If students are participating in a school event or being supervised by school staff, face mask guidance for K-12 settings must be followed regardless of location

What safety protocols are in place for the classroom if we return?
We are well prepared to execute on all CDC and EPA guidance.
Key elements:

  • Rigorous sanitization and cleaning protocol in high-touch areas throughout the school day and in the evening
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies for all teachers/staff and students (child and adult-sized face masks, shields, thermometers, hand sanitizer, etc.)
  • Plexiglass shields in main offices and portable for in-person meetings when needed
  • EPA-approved mists and Electrostatic Sprayer
  • Signage for Good Hygiene
  • Hand sanitizer in all classrooms and high traffic areas at schools
  • HVAC units with economizers set to 100% outside air and frequent replacement of filters

 


Protocols for Vaccinated Students

Protocols for Unvaccinated Students

Protocolos para estudiantes vacunados

protocolos para estudiantes no vacunad