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COVID Response Protocols

Please note the updated COVID Response Protocols from Public Health on the new quarantine guidelines for students obtaining a negative COVID-19 test on day 5 of the quarantine period.

Updated: September 17, 2021

RE: COVID Response Protocols

Dear WVUSD Parents and Guardians,

First and foremost, we thank you for your partnership and support as we strive to put “Kids First, Every Student, Every Day” with the reopening of all schools.

The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff remain our top priority.  All safety recommendations and protocols adhering to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health have been implemented.  The WVUSD 2021-2022 Safe Practices Handbook was emailed to all parents and guardians last week, and it describes the protocols that are in place.  We have attached the handbook with this communication for your reference.

One of the protocols outlined in the handbook is WVUSD’s Response to COVID Situations at School.  As described below, parents will receive a phone call if their child shows symptoms or if their child is in close contact with a person at school with a confirmed positive COVID test.  Parents may receive initial phone calls as a response to positively identified COVID cases.  Parents whose children are directed to quarantine will receive follow-up phone calls from our district staff with detailed information.  You may receive these follow-up calls during the evening hours.

What Happens if a Child Shows Symptoms at School

If a student shows symptoms while on campus, the following steps will be taken:

  • The student will be moved to an isolation space on campus away from other students and will be supervised there by a staff member.
  • Depending on the symptoms, the students may be further evaluated by a school nurse or health clerk to determine if the symptoms are consistent with COVID-19 infection. If the symptoms are determined to be consistent with COVID-19 infection, the parents will be contacted and asked to immediately pick the child up from school.
  • The District’s contact tracing team will be notified of the situation and will follow up with the parent/guardian to give instructions and information on quarantine and testing.

NOTE: The student should be kept home until the family is given instructions by the District.

What Happens if a Child Tests Positive for COVID-19

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, we ask that the parent/guardian keep the student home and report the positive test to the school administration by contacting the administration at the school or by contacting the school office staff.  The District’s contact tracing team will be notified of the situation and will follow up with the parent/guardian to give instructions and information on isolation and the criteria that must be met in order for the student to return to school.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines for isolation following a positive COVID-19 test can be found here: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidisolation/#Isolation.                   

What Happens if Someone in Your Child’s Class Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Department of Public Health requires that written notification be made to all close contacts. Additionally, Walnut Valley Unified has established a practice of notifying all parents and guardians of a positive case at their child’s school.

As is already the practice, if a person on a school campus is identified as having tested positive for COVID-19, the school will follow current protocols to identify those students who are deemed “close contacts.”  If identified as a “close contact,” vaccinated students with no symptoms will continue to remain in school (as is the current practice).   Students identified as a “close contact” who are unvaccinated and are not experiencing any symptoms will continue to remain in school as long as they have no symptoms AND agree to be tested for COVID twice during the Modified Quarantine period (rather than being quarantined at home for 10 days).  The School District will continue to offer testing services four days per week on various school campuses.  Additionally, all students identified as “close contacts” and who are unvaccinated will continue not to be allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities during the quarantine period even though they are allowed to stay in school (per Public Health rules and regulations). “Close contacts” are generally defined as a person having been within 6 feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes during a 24-hour period.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines for quarantine following exposure to a person testing positive for COVID-19 can be found here:  http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidquarantine/.

What Happens if Someone in Your Household Tests Positive for COVID-19

If someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, we ask that the parent/guardian keep the student home if unvaccinated or has symptoms and report the positive test to the District. This can be done by contacting the administration at the school or by contacting the school office staff. The District’s contact tracing team will follow up with the parent/guardian to give instructions and information on quarantine and the criteria that must be met in order for the student to return to school.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health guidelines for quarantine following exposure to a person testing positive for COVID-19 can be found here:  http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidquarantine/.

Information on the next vaccine clinic, scheduled for Saturday, August 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Diamond Bar High School,  will be sent to all parents and guardians.  

COVID testing for students and staff will be available beginning Monday, August 16.  Detailed information will be sent to all parents and guardians.

If you have any questions, please utilize the Let’s Talk! feature on our District’s website.

Thank you,

WVUSD Educational Services

 

Updated: September 17, 2021

關於:  COVID應對程序

親愛的核桃谷聯合學區家長和監護人,

首先,我們感謝您的配合和支持。我們努力在所有學校重新開放時“把孩子放在第一位,對於每個學生,每一天”。

我們學生和教職員工的安全和福祉仍然是我們的首要任務。 我們已確實的遵守並實施洛杉磯縣公共衛生部的所有安全建議和協議。 核桃谷聯合學區家長 2021-2022 安全實踐手冊上週已通過電子郵件發送給所有家長和監護人,其中詳敘了現有的程序。 我們附上了這份通訊手冊,供您參考。

手冊中概述的程序之一是 核桃谷聯合學區對學校 COVID 情況的處理。 如下所述,如果孩子出現症狀,或者如果孩子在學校與 COVID 檢測呈陽性的人有密切接觸,家長將會接到電話通知。 家長可能會接到初步的電話聯繫,關於對確診 COVID 病例的回應。孩子被隔離的父母將接到我們學區工作人員的後續電話,其中包含詳細信息。 您可能會在晚間接到這些後續跟進的電話。

您的孩子若在學校出現症狀後會發生什麼

如果學生在校園內出現症狀,將採取以下步驟:

  • 學生將被移轉到校園內遠離其他學生的隔離空間,並由一名工作人員監督。
  • 根據症狀,學生可能會接受學校護士或衛生員的進一步評估,以確定症狀是否與 COVID-19 感染一致。 如果確定症狀與 COVID-19 感染一致,將聯繫父母並要求立即從學校接走孩子。
  • 學區接觸者追踪小組將收到有關情況的通知,並將跟進家長/監護人,以提供有關隔離和檢測的指示和信息。

 

注意:學生應留在家中,直到學區向其家人發出進一步的指示。

您的孩子若確診陽性會發生什麼

如果學生的 COVID-19 檢測呈現陽性,我們要求家長/監護人將學生留在家中,並通過聯繫學校管理部門或聯繫學校辦公室工作人員向學校管理部門報告陽性檢測結果。 學區接觸者追踪小組將會收到有關情況的通知,並將與家長/監護人進行跟進,以提供有關隔離的說明和信息,以及學生返回學校必須滿足的標準。

洛杉磯縣公共衛生部 COVID-19 檢測呈陽性後的隔離指南可在此處找到:http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidisolation/#Isolation      

若您的孩子班級中有同學確診COVID-19會發生什麼

 

公共衛生部要求向所有密切接觸者發出書面通知。 此外,核桃谷聯合學區已經建立了一套做法,將通知所有家長和監護人關於孩子所在學校的陽性病例。

 

按照慣例,如果學校校園的某個人被確診為 COVID-19 陽性,學校將按照現行協議來確認那些被

視為密切接觸者的學生。如果被確認為密切接觸者,且已接種疫苗並沒有症狀的學生將繼續留在學校(按照目前的做法)。被確認為密切接觸者並且未接種疫苗和未出現任何症狀的學生將繼續留在學校,只要他們沒有症狀發生並同意在修訂後的隔離期接受兩次 COVID 檢測(而不是在家中隔離 10 天)。學區將繼續在各個校園提供每週四天的測試服務。此外,所有被確認為密切接觸者且未接種疫苗的學生在隔離期間將持續的不被允許參加課外活動,即使他們被允許留在學校(根據公共衛生規則和規定)。密切接觸者通常定義為在 24 小時 COVID-19 檢測呈現陽性的人相距 6 英尺以並長達 15 分鐘

可以在此處找到洛杉磯縣公共衛生部在接觸 COVID-19 檢測呈陽性的人後的隔離指南:

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidquarantine/

若您的家中有人確診COVID-19會發生什麼

如果您家中有人的 COVID-19 檢測呈現陽性,我們要求家長/監護人將未接種疫苗或有症狀的學生留在家中,並向學區報告檢測呈現陽性。 這可以通過聯繫學校行政部門或聯繫學校辦公室工作人員來做到這一點。 學區接觸者追踪小組將會與家長/監護人跟進,提供有關隔離以及學生返校必須滿足的標準的說明和信息。

可以在此處找到洛杉磯縣公共衛生部在接觸 COVID-19 檢測呈陽性的人後的隔離指南:

 http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidquarantine/

 

8 21 日星期六上午 9:00 至下午 12:00,在 Diamond Bar 高中將有下一個疫苗接種的機會。資訊將發送給所有家長和監護人。

8 16 日星期一開始,學生和教職員工將有機會進行 COVID 測試。詳細信息將發送給所有家長和監護人。

如果您有任何問題,請使用我們學區網站上 Let's Talk!的聯繫功能。

謝謝,

核桃谷聯合學區教育服務