All individuals are required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms EVERY DAY before coming to school. If ANY of the symptoms are present, do not come to school. Symptoms include:
- runny nose or congestion
- severe headache
- sore throat
- fever (100 or higher) or chills
- nausea or vomiting
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- new loss of taste or smell
- muscle or body aches
If a student has one of these symptoms, as outlined in the Information for Parents Chart from the Alameda County Office of Education / Alameda County Public Health Department, the student must either present a negative COVID test*, present a doctor’s note the symptoms are from another illness, or stay home for 10 days and there is no fever. If you present a negative COVID test or doctor's note, the symptoms should be significantly resolved before returning to school unless it is a chronic issue.
*If you present a negative COVID test, per the Alameda County Public Health Department it must be a PCR test (not a rapid antigen test) administered by a healthcare office, a community test site, or a lab service. At home tests are not accepted. See a list of community test sites here.
Students With A COVID Exposures or Positive Case
If your student tests positive, or has had an outside of school Close Contact* with an individual who is COVID positive, stay home and report it to the school immediately by calling 510.931.7868. We will provide you with next steps information including when your student is eligible to return to school. *A Close Contact is being within 6 ft of someone who is COVID positive for 15 mins (cumulative).
In the event there is a positive case on campus, the school will contact the families of students who were in Close Contact with the positive individual and provide next steps for testing and quarantine. In addition, a community-wide notice will be sent to all families.