• Positive Case of Symptoms

    What to do when a student tests positive For COVID-19

    If a student tests positive for COVID-19

    1. Complete the MUSD Symptom Survey and indicate that they have tested positive for COVID-19. The survey will recommend the student isolate at home and give guidance for next steps.
    2. Contact the student’s school to determine where to send positive test results and discuss possible learning opportunities while at home. Failure to contact the school may result in unexcused absences.
    3. The student may return to school as early as Day 6 into their isolation period with a negative test result collected on/after day 5, if they do not have any symptoms. If the student chooses to test, contact the school to determine where to send their negative test results.
    4. If unable to test, the student should isolate at home through Day 10 and may return to school on Day 11, if they do not have symptoms.

    If a student has symptoms of COVID-19

    1. Complete the MUSD Symptom Survey and indicate that they are showing new, unexplained symptoms. The survey will recommned the student isolate at home and give guidance for next steps.
    2. Contact the student’s school and discuss possible learning opportunities while at home. Failure to contact the school may result in unexcused absences.
    3. If symptoms are concerning for COVID-19, it is strongly recommended that the student wear a mask and get tested immediately.
      1. If the student receives a positive test result, refer to the “If a student tests positive for COVID-19” section above for next steps.
      2. If the student does not test or the test results are negative, continue to step 4.
    4. The student should return to school when fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications and symptoms have resolved or improved.

    Where to test?

    Testing is available at MUSD’s free testing site for students, staff, and immediate family members. Visit www.mantecausd.net/testingsites for more information.

    MUSD COVID-19 Action Chart

    If a student begins to show symptoms of COVID-19 while at school, the following process will occur:

    1. Teacher or staff excuses students from the classroom or area within the school and alerts the site’s COVID-19 safety officer.
    2. The school’s COVID-19 safety officer takes the student to an isolated room or area and ensures the student is properly supervised. The child’s parent/support provider is called and arrangements are made for the student to either go home or seek emergency medical attention.
    3. The student’s parent/support provider picks up the child from school and is encouraged to get their child tested for COVID-19.

     

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