COVID Updates

PUSD COVID Decision Trees

On March 8, an updated Decision Tree was published.  As a result, please note the following updates.  Thank you for your continued work to provide safe and healthy environments for staff and students.

Staying home when sick can lower the risk of spreading infectious diseases, including COVID-19, to other people.  Any student/employee who develops new, unexplained symptoms should not return to campus until it is clear that symptoms are mild and improving or are due to a non-infectious cause (e.g., allergies).  This includes waiting until 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever (>100.4) without the use of fever-reducing medications.  
  • Students who have COVID related symptoms will be sent to the office.
  • Students' parents will be called to pick up and take home.
  • Upon pick up, in the presence of symptoms, the Health Tech or the office team will recommend testing and tell parent to please report any positive results.

REQUIRED ACTION: Staff and Students who have tested positive for COVID 19 will continue to report their case to the site supervisor/attendance office team and isolate per the CDPH and SDCOE Decision Tree Decision Tree. Individuals may return as early as Day 6.
For return as early as Day 6 the person must meet all of the following criteria: 
  • Must feel well 
  • Symptoms must be improving. 
  • The individual has been free of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours. 
  • Individuals should also wear a mask on Days 6 – 10. After ending isolation, individuals may remove their mask sooner than Day 10 with two sequential negative tests one day apart. Testing on or after day 5 is recommended, but not required for return to work or school. 

How To Report COVID+ Results & Attendance:

  1. Call attendance hotline @ (858) 780-2020 (option 2) the night before or day of first absence and leave the below information:
    1. Student Name
    2. Student Grade
    3. Date of first symptom
    4. Date of confirmed positive test
    5. Name and relation of person reporting
  2. Student will automatically be cleared for 5 days from onset of symptoms. If student is out longer, parent will need to call attendance hotline on day 6 to excuse further absences. 
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