• HEALTH & QUARANTINE GUIDELINES

     

    THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS OF OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE OUR TOP PRIORITIES.  THE FOLLOWING HEALTH, AND SANITIZING STEPS ARE OCCURING THROUGHOUT THE DAY: 

    Prior to coming to school, families are asked to conduct a health screening to self-evaluate for COVID-19 symptoms, including a temperature check at home.

    • Anyone with a fever of 100.0 or higher should not go to school.
    • Individuals with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-10 days after exposure to the virus.
    • Symptoms that would necessitate you or your child to stay home include:
      • Fever or Chills; Cough; Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing; Fatigue; Muscle or Body Aches; Headache; New Loss of Taste or Smell; Sore Throat; Congestion or Runny Nose; Nausea or Vomiting; Diarrhea; Repeated Shaking or Tremors
      • Absences as a result of COVID-19 illness symptoms will be excused
    • Absences as a result of illness symptoms will be excused.
    • Face coverings approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Fresno County Department of Public Health are required for staff and students.
    • Systems are in place for contact tracing and isolation of symptomatic individuals if someone falls ill while on campus. These systems help in monitoring potential exposure within the school community in the event of a positive case at school.
    • Deep cleaning, ventilation and sanitizing of facilities follow California Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control protocols.
    • No on-campus visitors except essential visitors & volunteers who follow the onsite screening procedures.

    What happens when a student or staff member becomes sick?  

    • The following process occurs in the case of a positive COVID-19 test of a Kerman Unified School District Employee or Student:
      • The student or employee with a positive COVID-19 test result should notify their Principal/Supervisor immediately once results are known.
      • Contact Tracing is immediately initiated by the Site Contact Tracing Team.
      • Disinfection of any identified locations related to the positive COVID-19 individual is completed if the student or employee was at school.
      • Principal/Supervisor contacts the Assistant Superintendent Personnel by Email.

    What happens when an Elementary Site learns of a positive COVID-19 student on campus?  

    • The student with a positive COVID-19 test result will be removed from class and placed in the Site Isolation Room until parent/guardian can pick up student.
      • Site Admin will contact the parent/guardian of remaining students in the class to coordinate pick up of the remaining students sometime throughout the day. 
        • Admin will send home documentation regarding potential exposure.
      • The classroom will transition from in-person to a virtual learning class for 48 hours (2 Days). 
        • Option #1 – Teachers will provide livestream instruction using Google Meet for 48 hours (2 Days) and students will be sent home with a Chromebook prior to leaving campus.
        • Option #2 – Teachers provide packet work for 48 hours (2 Days) and must check in with each student daily.
          • Packets must be available for drive through pick up the next morning
        • Following the 48 hours (Day #3) students may return to school if . . .
          • Students ARE fully vaccinated 
          • Students who ARE NOT fully vaccinated may return to school if they agree to Rapid COVID-19 testing which will occur on Day #2 at your School Site by District LVN/RN Staff.
            • Testing will continue twice a week for unvaccinated students during the 10-day period.

    What happens when a Secondary Site learns of a positive COVID-19 student on campus?  

    • The student with a positive COVID-19 test result will be removed from class and placed in the Site Isolation Room until parent/guardian can pick up student.
      • Site Admin will contact the parent/guardian of remaining students in the class to determine vaccination status and coordinate the pick up of any student who is not fully vaccinated throughout the day.
        • Admin will send home documentation regarding potential exposure.
      • Students who ARE fully vaccinated, can remain in school and resume with their normal 7-period schedule.
      • Students who ARE NOT fully vaccinated, will be sent home for 24 hours (1 Day)
        • Students will have the opportunity to make up missed assignments upon return back to school.
      • Students who ARE NOT fully vaccinated and were sent home for 24 hours (1 day) may return to school if they agree to Rapid COVID-19 testing twice a week conducted on Site by District LVN/RN Staff.
        • Testing will continue twice a week for unvaccinated students during the 10-day period.