State and County health orders currently permit all TK-12 schools to be open with modifications and protocols in place to ensure safety for all students and staff. This toolkit is designed to help schools and administrators prevent and respond to COVID-19 in schools. It includes information on requirements and recommendations for the prevention of COVID-19 transmission and instructions, tools, and reporting information for when there is a COVID-19 case at a school.
Exposure Management Plans
Requirements for Reporting Cases at Your School
Schools are required to notify LAC Department of Public Health (DPH) of students, staff, and visitors with confirmed COVID-19 who were on campus at any point within the 14 days prior to their illness onset date. The illness onset date is the date COVID-19 symptoms started, or the COVID-19 test date, whichever is earlier. All case notifications should be submitted to DPH within 1 business day of the school being notified of the case. To complete this reporting requirement, the school must use one of the reporting methods described below.
Notifying Staff, Students, and Families of a Case or Suspected Case
Youth Recreational Sports Programs
If an individual with confirmed COVID-19 participated during their infectious period in any games, tournaments, or other Youth Recreational Sports Program-related activities involving other teams, the Youth Recreational Sports Program Compliance Officer is required to notify members of their own team AND notify the opposing team(s) of potential exposure. Compliance officers for all affected teams must work collaboratively to identify any individuals who meet the criteria for having been exposed. (Use the Multi-team Exposure Notification Letter).
Instructions for Cases and Close Contacts
Individual contact tracing flow charts for schools Flow charts for quarantine, isolation, and testing pathways for students and staff identified through individual contact tracing