COVID-19 Information and Protocols
If your child is ill with cough, fever, sore throat, headache, and/or body aches, please test them for COVID-19 before sending them to school. Over-the-counter COVID tests are available at each school site and may be picked up and administered at home. If your child tests negative, but still feels ill, consider keeping them home and testing again in 2-3 days, or consult your child's physician. You may also consult our Guidelines for Keeping Ill Children at Home.
If your child has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please monitor your child for symptoms. They may remain in school unless they develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19. It is recommended that your child get tested for COVID-19 within 3-5 days after the last date they were exposed (or sooner, if they start to show symptoms). Home test kits are available at the school site upon request. Wearing a mask is highly recommended for 10 days from the date of last exposure.
If your child tests positive for COVID-19, please keep them home and notify the attendance office and school nurse as soon as possible. Your child should isolate at home for at least 5 days after the onset of symptoms (count the day of symptom onset as day zero; if your child is asymptomatic, count the day of the first positive test as day zero). Your child may return to school following these guidelines:
- Your child may return on day 6 if:
- Symptoms are not present, or are mild and improving;
- AND they are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).
- If fever is present, isolation should continue until 24 hours after the fever resolves.
- If symptoms, other than fever, are not improving, your child should continue to isolate at home until symptoms are improving or until day 11.
- Per CDPH masking guidance, infected persons should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings.
- After your child has returned to school, if their symptoms recur or worsen, they should test again and if positive, restart isolation at Day 0.
Homework: Your child should email their teachers to get work and assignments.
Feel free to reach out to the school nurse with any questions or concerns. Contact Us.
More information on symptoms of COVID-19 can be found on the CDC website.
Information specific to California schools can be found on the CDPH website.
You may also find more resources for COVID-19 on the Ventura County Recovers and the Ventura County 2-1-1 website.