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2024 Update

To: Los Nietos Staff and Community
From: Becky Speh, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Date: January 23, 2024
Subject: Updated COVID 19 Guidelines for Staff and Students
On January 9th, California State Health Officials released new Covid-19 Guidance for schools and workplaces.  This new guidance emphasizes a more symptoms-based, flexible approach that is similar to other types of illnesses.

The new guidance states that:
  • For COVID-19 cases with symptoms, the infectious period is a minimum of 24 hours from the day of symptom onset. Individuals may return to work or school if 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and their symptoms are mild and improving.

  • For COVID-19 cases with no symptoms, there is no infectious period for the purpose of isolation or exclusion. If symptoms develop, the criteria above will apply.

  • Masking recommendations of 10 days for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have respiratory symptoms haven’t changed.

For those who have close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case but are symptom-free, testing is now only recommended for individuals who are at a higher risk of severe illness or have contact with high-risk individuals. Those with symptoms are still advised to get tested and follow masking recommendations.

For up to date information please use these resources:
Isolation Q&A  Covid Isolation Guidelines
Hope this helps to clarify new guidelines as we move forward.  
Becky Speh
Assistant Superintendent