I wanted to share with you the latest information I have received from the district regarding changes in the county public health guidelines.
Glendale Unified School District is required to adhere to all guidance and directives put forth by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. This week, Public Health issued new guidance as it relates to student quarantines. Based on this new guidance, "close contacts" will no longer be identified as who sits within six feet of a positive case. Instead, the entire class will be considered close contacts. Students who are close contacts, regardless of vaccination status, will NOT be required to quarantine and may remain in school provided they meet the following requirements:
(1) Monitor for symptoms for 10 days following the exposure; (2) Wear a highly protective mask (such as a surgical or KN-95 mask) indoors, except when eating or drinking, for 10 days after the last date of exposure; and (3) Test with an FDA-authorized viral COVID-19 test (e.g., PCR or Antigen test, including at-home tests) within 3-5 days after the last date of exposure.
More information will be shared with families should a positive case result in a classroom exposure. Thank you for your understanding as we transition to these new directives from Public Health.
We will be in contact with you if there are any exposures at Keppel.
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