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Covid-19 General Information

COMMUNICATION PROCESS IN THE EVENT OF POSITIVE CASES

COMMUNICATION PROCESS IN THE EVENT OF POSITIVE CASES

In the event there is a positive case, affected individuals will be contacted directly by our district nurse and they will receive a letter that may include quarantine/self isolation directions and other important information.  Families of students who are not affected will not receive a notification letter and no action will be required.  The District will communicate new cases directly to their school communities. Please note that our District will only communicate and provide data for confirmed COVID-19 cases.
LJSD COVID-19 REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR FAMILIES

LJSD COVID-19 REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR FAMILIES

Please complete the LJSD Student Health/Wellness Screening each morning before your child leaves for school.  If your student(s) is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, it must be reported to your school directly with the Principal or school Office Manager.  LJSD schools and staff will maintain confidentiality and protect student privacy, following all FERPA protocols.
WHAT FAMILIES CAN DO TO LIMIT THE SPREAD

WHAT FAMILIES CAN DO TO LIMIT THE SPREAD

It is going to take a concerted effort to keep our students, staff and families safe.  In addition to health and safety measures taken on our campuses, we encourage families to be proactive and to reinforce the importance of proper hygiene such as hand-washing, physical distancing, and face coverings to limit the spread of the coronavirus.  Families will find information/instructional videos available on our website to help you understand what you can do to help limit the spread and promote a safe and healthy school and home.  Also, if a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting test results, please keep your child at home and notify your school Principal.  If your child has any symptoms associated with the coronavirus make sure they stay home and get tested if necessary.
 
Anyone with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should follow the CDC guidelines, which are to remain at home in isolation for a minimum of 10 days plus at least 24 hours after resolution of fever (without fever-reducing medication) and improvement of other symptoms.  A doctor's note will be required to return to school.  Finally, keep children home when they are sick.  Schools will work with students and families to maintain confidentiality and to help continue your student's education.
RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

We want to support you and your family as we serve collaboratively to exceed through these challenging times.  You can find an additional list of resources on our website.  Please contact your school site or our district office with any questions as we work together during this time. 
 
For additional questions about the coronavirus, visit the Orange County Health Care Agency website or LA County Public Health Department website.
 
Please continue checking your email and other sources of communication from your school, which have been providing school and class specific information.  For ongoing updated information from our District, visit our Healthy Families (COVID-19) resource page, which includes information that we hope will provide answers for many of your questions.  For detailed information about our District's safety plan, visit our LJSD District Reopening Safety Plan and School Reopening Safety Plan webpage.