Updated LVJUSD COVID-19 Protocols for Students- As of January 14, 2022
The following information was shared with families on January 15, 2022.
Dear LVJUSD Families,
As our County and State public health officials continue to review and assess the data related to the Omicron variant, we want to share additional changes to COVID-19 protocols for students that will maintain safety and result in more time in the classroom.
New Changes to TK-12 COVID-19 Protocols (effective Friday, 1/14/2022):
- Standard Quarantine Reduced: Unvaccinated students who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 can end quarantine after Day 5 (returning to school on Day 6) if symptoms are not present AND proof of a negative test on or after Day 5 is provided. Previously, the quarantine duration was 10 days, so this reduces the number of days by half.
- Modified Quarantine Testing Frequency: Since the quarantine duration has been reduced to 5 days, students on modified quarantine will be tested once within the 5-day quarantine period.
- Modified Quarantine Participation in Extracurriculars: Students participating in modified quarantine may participate in school-based extracurriculars.
- Expanded Use of At-Home Test Kits: Students now have the flexibility to use any FDA-approved at-home antigen test, monitored antigen test, or PCR test to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 status to be released from isolation or quarantine. A student’s name, date of birth, and test date must be written on an at-home test strip to qualify.
- 90-Day COVID Positive Quarantine Exemption: Unvaccinated students who have been previously infected with COVID-19 in the past 90 days are not required to quarantine. Proof of the positive test must be provided to the school that includes the student’s name, date of birth, and test date.
- Indoor Event Guidance per CDPH (as of 1/15/22): While the following guidance is not exclusive to schools, school events, including indoor athletics, are subject to these updated protocols.
- Indoor events with 500 or more attendees is considered a mega event and now requires proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test result.* Anyone over the age of 18 must provide proof of identity along with their vaccination record or negative test. For complete details, please see the CDPH event guidance document. *Testing must be conducted within one day for an antigen test and within two days for a PCR test prior to entry into an event. Results of the test must be available prior to entry into the facility or venue. Tests can be at-home or monitored.
We know that testing availability continues to be a challenge. Community testing sites can have long wait times for appointments and at-home test kits can be hard to find. We continue to update our Vaccination and Testing webpage as we learn of additional locations for testing and are seeking additional testing resources from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
At-home testing kits identical to those provided to students prior to Winter Break can currently be purchased directly from the iHealth website in addition to other retailers. There have been some reports of fake testing kits being sold online. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has provided information on how to avoid buying fake kits online.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Clinic Interest Form
In an effort to understand the needs of our students and families for potential future co-hosted COVID-19 vaccination and booster clinics, we have included this form. Completion of this form is voluntary and the information provided will be used to contact you in the event that future opportunities arise.
We thank you for your continued support and partnership as we adjust to changing protocols and guidance. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable three day weekend.