skip to main content

North Country Elementary School

Developing Leaders One Child at a Time

Covid 19 Information

 ADDRESSING POTENTIAL EXPOSURE AND/OR COVID-19 POSITIVE
STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND STAFF AT SCHOOL AND IN THE WORKPLACE 

 ADDRESSING POTENTIAL EXPOSURE AND/OR COVID-19 POSITIVE
STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND STAFF AT SCHOOL AND IN THE WORKPLACE 

DISTRICT OFFICES OR SCHOOL SETTINGS WITH NO STUDENTS PRESENT (DISTANCE LEARNING)
CDPH 1/21/2021
 
Student or Staff with:
Action
Communication with school community 
1
COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing) Symptom screening: per CDC Symptom of COVID-19. 
•Send home if at school.

•Recommend testing (If positive, see #3, if negative, see #4).

•School/classroom remain open.
No action needed.
2
Close contact (†) with a confirmed COVID-19 case.
•Send home if at school.

•Exclude from school for 10 days from last exposure, per CDPH quarantine recommendations.

•Recommend testing 5-7 days from last exposure (but will not shorten 10-day exclusion if negative).

•School/classroom remain open.
Consider school community notification of a known exposure. No action needed if exposure did not happen in school setting.
3
Confirmed COVID-19 case infection. 
•Notify the Local Health Department (LHD).

•Exclude from school for 10 days from symptom onset date or, if asymptomatic, for 10 days from specimen collection date.

•Identify school contacts (†), inform the LHD of identified contacts, and exclude contacts (possibly the entire stable group (††)) from school for 10 days after the last date the case was present at school while infectious. 
•School community notification of a known case.

•Notification of persons with potential exposure if case was present in school while infectious 
4
Symptomatic person tests negative or a healthcare provider has provided documentation that the symptoms are typical of their underlying chronic condition.  
•May return to school after 24 hours have passed without fever and symptoms have started improving.

•School/classroom remain open.
Consider school community notification if prior awareness of testing.
 
(†) A contact is defined as a person who is within 6 feet from a case for more than 15 minutes cumulative within a 24-hour period, regardless of face coverings. In some school situations, it may be difficult to determine whether individuals have met this criterion and an entire stable group, classroom, or other group may need to be considered exposed, particularly if people have spent time together indoors. 
 
(††) See Stable Group Guidance for definition of a stable group. In some situations, (e.g., when seating charts are used, face covering is well adhered to, and teachers or staff have observed students adequately throughout the day), contact tracing and investigation may be able to determine more precisely whether each stable group member has been exposed. In this situation, those who were not close contacts could continue with in-person instruction.   
Covid 19 Testing

Covid 19 Testing

In adhering to the recommendation of the Sacramento County Department of Health and in conjunction with SCOE, the District is participating in surveillance testing of all employees.   This action’s purpose is to aid in the safe reopening of schools and providing the best possible working environment for our staff and students.  Employees are being asked to help by agreeing to (voluntary) testing every two months on a rotational basis in an effort to identify positive cases of COVID-19 as efficiently as possible.  The ability to be notified of a positive case will hopefully reduce and limit exposure of the virus to other employees, students and community members. 
Testing will be of no cost to employees and is confidential.  Please click on this link, website, and scroll down to Free Testing sites in Sacramento County, along with their locations and hours of operation.  Please choose a testing site and go online to make an appointment/registration that is convenient for you.  We ask that you make appointments outside of your work hours.  If you have any questions, please contact David Grimes at davidgrimes@centerusd.org or (916) 338-6413.
The following is the testing schedule for all employees according to your last name:
A – D        Nov 1 –Nov 15             Jan 1 – Jan 17              March 1 – March 13
E – K         Nov 18 – Nov 29          Jan 20 – Jan 31             March 16 -  March 31
L – R         Dec 2 – Dec 16              Feb 3 – Feb 14             April 1 – April 16
S – Z         Dec 17 – Dec 31             Feb 17 – Feb 28            April 17 – April 30