• Effective January 10th through January 31, 2022, the Department of Public Health has revised the protocols on identifying persons who may have potentially been exposed to an individual testing positive for COVID-19. 

    You have been identified as being present, in the classroom setting or other school location, as an individual that may have been exposed to COVID-19. The person was last on campus on DATE.  

    If you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 you should begin self-isolation. See  Home Isolation Instructions (www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona 2019/covidisolation). If your symptoms become severe, seek medical advice for further guidance.

    WHAT IS A CLOSE EXPOSURE?

    You are a “close exposure” if you were exposed to someone who tested positive* for COVID-19 while they were infectious if:

    1. You were in the same classroom or on district transportation at the time this individual tested positive.

    REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLOSE EXPOSURE

    ALL close exposures are able to follow a modified quarantine to remain on campus, provided they remain asymptomatic.

    • All close exposure individuals are required to test.  Two tests will be required starting with the first test specimen collected immediately after being notified of the exposure and the second test specimen collected on Day 5 after the date of last exposure. The test must be an FDA-authorized viral COVID-19 test (e.g., NAAT or Antigen test); use of an FDAauthorized Over-the-Counter test is acceptable for this testing requirement. 
    • In addition, they must monitor for symptoms and upgrade their masks for 10 days from the date of last exposure: adults should wear a surgical grade (also referred to as medical procedure) mask or higher-level PPE such as a KN95 of N95 respirator mask; students must wear a medical-grade mask on days 1-10. 
    • If the test is positive, follow Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19 (ph.lacounty.gov/covidisolation).

    All individuals who come into close contact should:

    • Monitor your health for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from your last contact with the infected person.

     The name of the person who tested positive is confidential.  We are not legally allowed to share personal information. However, out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the health and safety of our community and staff, we are informing you of this individual’s status and encourage you to contact your primary care physician and follow their recommendations. Please contact site administration for any help with concerns that you may have. 

    The safety of our District community is our top priority. We understand this information may cause some anxiety, but we want you to know that we take the safety and well-being of our entire District community very seriously.

    Our District continues to review its health and safety practices, coordinating with the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Although the school is cleaned and disinfected as needed, we will take extra measures to address the areas where the said person had contact.

    Ensuring that you and our educational environment is safe is of greatest importance to us. For additional questions about Coronavirus in Los Angeles County, please visit the LA County Department of Public Health coronavirus webpage at http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/