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El Camino Real Charter High School

COVID-19 Documents

2023-2024 COVID-19 Protocols

 

SYMPTOM SCREENING

Please review the symptom list carefully and stay home if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone experiencing symptoms or who is subject to a Health Officer Isolation or Quarantine Order will not be permitted entry to campus. Students and staff who develop symptoms while on campus will be required to take a COVID-19 test and to return home.

WEEKLY COVID-19 TESTING

No longer a requirement at El Camino.

MASKS

Students:

  • Universal masking with an appropriate type of face covering is highly recommended for both indoor and large outdoor settings on the school campus.
  • Per updated LACDPH requirements, masking is highly recommended indoors when social distancing cannot be maintained
  • Utilizing a non-cloth mask of multiple layers of non-woven material with a nose wire is strongly recommended by state and local public health officials (such as a surgical-grade mask, KN95, KF94, or N95)

 Staff:

  • At this time, all adults working on campus are encouraged to wear surgical-grade masks or higher-level PPE (e.g., KN95, KF94, or N95 respirator masks).
  • For those wearing surgical masks, double masking, with a cloth face covering worn over the surgical mask, is recommended for enhanced protection. Cloth face coverings alone are no longer acceptable, as they do not provide the same level of protection as a proper surgical mask or higher-level PPE.
  • All staff are encouraged to wear a face mask when indoors, except: when working alone in private offices with closed doors; when they are the only individual present in a larger open workspace for multiple employees; or when eating or drinking.
  • All staff are also encouraged to wear masks outdoors on school campuses when in crowded outdoor settings where distancing cannot be easily and reliably maintained.

 Campus Visitors:

  • Universal masking with an appropriate type of face covering is highly recommended and provided upon entry for both indoor and outdoor settings during school hours on the school campus.
  • Per updated LACDPH requirements, masking is recommended outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained
  • Utilizing a non-cloth mask of multiple layers of non-woven material with a nose wire is strongly recommended by state and local public health officials (such as a surgical-grade mask, KN95, KF94, or N95)

UPDATED PUBLIC HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOLLOWING EXPOSURE

Following an exposure to a COVID-19 positive case, the state and county have implemented new requirements in regards to who is required to quarantine.

Persons Who MUST Quarantine Following Exposure:

If Required to Quarantine: If you are a close contact to someone with COVID-19 and you have no symptoms, you are not required to quarantine.*

You are required to:

  1. Wear a highly protective mask around others for 10 days
  2. Get tested 3-5 days after you were last exposed
    1. If your test result is positive, isolate
    2. If you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, you don’t need to test unless you get symptoms
  3. Monitor your health for 10 days
    1. If symptoms start, stay home and get tested.

*If you are a close contact, you may choose to self-quarantine to protect others, even when it is not required.

Note: Day 0 is the day of your last contact (exposure) with the infected person. Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure.

  • Regardless of when quarantine ends, close contacts must continue to monitor their health and upgrade their masks for 10 days from the date of last exposure: adults should wear a surgical grade (also referred to as medical procedure) mask or higher level personal protective equipment (PPE) such as a KN95, KF94, or N95 respirator mask; children should wear a non-cloth mask of multiple layers of non-woven material with a nose wire.
  • Masks MUST be worn at all times when around others both indoors and outdoors. If symptoms develop, test, and stay home. If the test is positive, follow Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19 (ph.lacounty.gov/covidisolation). Note: exposed persons who were previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 within the past 90 days should test with an Antigen test.

“Test to Stay” for Those Exempt from Quarantine

In order to remain in school, close contacts do not need to stay home. 

Close contacts must also monitor for symptoms and upgrade their masks for 10 days from the date of last exposure: adults should wear a surgical grade mask or higher-level PPE such as a KN95, KF94, or N95 respirator mask; children should wear a non-cloth mask of multiple layers of non-woven material with a nose wire. Masks must be worn at all times when around others both indoors and outdoors. If symptoms develop, you must test and stay home. If the test is positive, follow Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19 (ph.lacounty.gov/covid isolation). If the test is negative, you may return to campus when no longer experiencing symptoms indicated on the RoyalPass Symptom Checker form. Please contact the Health Office if you are Covid Positive for return instructions.

VACCINATION

In accordance with the new protocols, ECR may need to collect vaccine information from all students and staff in order to follow the required Exposure Management Plan. For those that have already uploaded your vaccination card and information, it is greatly appreciated. Everyone will receive an email to upload and/or update vaccination information (i.e. second dose, booster). If ECR does not have documentation of vaccination, the health department protocols for anyone not fully vaccinated/boosted will be followed.

While vaccination is not currently required to attend ECR, the state of California has announced that vaccination will be required for in-person learning in high schools starting the term following full FDA approval of the vaccine for the 7-12 grade span. Additionally, LAUSD has implemented a vaccination requirement for all district and LAUSD-authorized charter schools (including ECR) that will go into effect for the 2022-2023 school year.

Lastly, please keep in mind that this situation is fluid and ever changing, but as in the past, we will all work in collaboration to make the best of the situation for students, staff, and families. We will continue to keep you all informed of any new changes to the current guidelines. Stay safe.

Greatly appreciative,

David Hussey

Executive Director

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