What to do when a student tests positive For COVID-19
If a student tests positive for COVID-19
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Contact the student’s school and discuss possible learning opportunities while at home. Failure to contact the school may result in unexcused absences.
- If symptoms are concerning for COVID-19, it is strongly recommended that the student wear a mask and get tested immediately.
- If the student receives a positive test result, refer to the “If a student tests positive for COVID-19” section above for next steps.
- If the student does not test or the test results are negative, continue to step 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:
- Teacher or staff excuses students from the classroom or area within the school and alerts the site’s COVID-19 safety officer.
- 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.
- The student’s parent/support provider picks up the child from school and is encouraged to get their child tested for COVID-19.