California Department of Public Health recommends masks be worn indoors at K-12 schools regardless of vaccination status unless the individual has an authorized medical exemption.
All reported positive COVID-19 cases will be subject to Group Contact Tracing guidelines. All who were in a cohort (classroom, club, sport, etc.) with the positive case during the exposure period will be notified by group notification. This notification does not mean your student was a close contact, but that they may have been.
Parents will be asked to monitor their students for symptoms while the student continues going to school in-person. Parents can also opt-in to have their student(s) COVID tested at school during their weekly scheduled testing times by completing a consent form.
Staff contact tracing and quarantining protocols are governed by Cal-OSHA and therefore are different than student protocols, which are governed by CDPH.
Individual identified as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case
Contact tracer identifies if individual is fully vaccinated or not — If fully vaccinated and showing no symptoms of COVID-19 there is no need to quarantine and the process ends.
If close contact is unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or is showing symptoms of COVID-19, the individual is sent home to quarantine for 10 days from their last exposure to the positive case
The close contact may return from quarantine on day 7 if they are able to provide a negative diagnostic COVID-19 test result taken on day 5 or day 6 following their exposure
*Fully vaccinated means individuals who are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen)
*Close contact is someone who has been within 6 feet or less of a positive person for 15 minutes or more cumulatively within a 24 hour period
Fresno Unified is committed to providing learning opportunities to students who are required to quarantine due to Covid-19. Please review the “Master Agreement for Student Learning during Quarantine” for more information.
Parents who do not wish for Fresno Unified to report positive attendance for their quarantined child on days where the student participates in simultaneous instruction and/or completes at home, independent learning work assigned by the teacher must Opt Out by calling our Attendance Department at 559-457-3943.