Oak View Union Elementary School District Health Services
Sheri Coburn, EdD, MS, RN, PHN, RCSN, Health Services Coordinator
Welcome back to the 22-23 school year. As predicted COVID-19 continues to serve as a health issue. The California Department of Public Health has shared that "school standards" will be consistent with general population standards, since COVID-19 transmission in schools remained low. Oak View is committed to using methods to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 through handwashing and distancing.
Here are the general rules from the California Department of Public Health
We will be facilitating vision and hearing screening of all K, 2, 5, 8 and special education students will take place on August 23, 2022. If you believe your child needs screening please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Coupled with vision screening, we will be doing dental screening and other health related screening.
regardless of vaccination status or previous infection, should:
Self-isolate and test as soon as possible to determine
infection status. Knowing one is infected early during self-isolation
enables (a) earlier access to treatment options, if indicated (especially
for those that may be at risk for severe illness), and (b) notification of
exposed persons (close contacts) who may also benefit by knowing if they
For symptomatic persons
who have tested positive within the previous 90 days, using an antigen test
Remain in isolation while waiting for testing results.
If not tested, they should continue isolating for 10 days after the day of
symptom onset, and if they cannot isolate, should wear a well-fitting mask
for 10 days.
Consider continuing self-isolation and retesting with
an antigen or PCR test in 1-2 days if testing negative with an antigen
test, particularly if tested during the first 1-2 days of symptoms.
Continue to self-isolate if test result is positive,
follow recommended actions below (Table 1), and contact their healthcare
provider about available treatments if symptoms are severe or they are at
high risk for serious disease or if they have any questions concerning
Table 1: Persons
Who Should Isolate
Persons Who Test Positive for COVID-19
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, previous
infection or lack of symptoms.
(PDF) for at least 5 days after
start of symptoms (or after date of first positive test if no symptoms).
Isolation can end
after Day 5 if symptoms are not present or are resolving and a
collected on Day 5 or later tests negative.
If unable to test,
choosing not to test, or testing positive on Day 5 (or later), isolation
can end after Day 10 if fever-free for 24 hours without the use of
If fever is present,
isolation should be continued until 24 hours after fever resolves.
If symptoms, other
than fever, are not resolving, continue to isolate until symptoms are
resolving or until after Day 10. If symptoms are severe, or if the
infected person is at high risk of serious disease, or if they have
questions concerning care, infected persons should contact their
healthcare provider for available treatments.
Per CDPH masking
guidance, infected persons should wear a well-fitting mask around others
for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings (see masking
section below for additional information).
Antigen test preferred.
Table 2: Close
Contacts - General Public (No Quarantine)
Asymptomatic Persons Who are Exposed to
Someone with COVID-19 (No Quarantine)
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
Persons infected within the prior 90 days do not need to be tested,
quarantined, or excluded from work unless symptoms develop.
Test within 3-5 days
after last exposure.
Per CDPH masking
guidance, close contacts should wear a well-fitting mask around others
for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings and when near
those at higher risk for severe COVID-19 disease (see masking section
below for additional information).
Strongly encouraged to
get vaccinated or boosted.
If symptoms develop,
test and stay home (see earlier section on symptomatic persons), AND
If test result is
positive, follow isolation recommendations above (Table 1).
If your child has a rash or a fever, please do not send them to school. Rashes often proceed illness and are a very early sign that your child may be getting ill.