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COVID-19 FAQ

 

COVID-19 FAQ: Updated January 20, 2022

 

What if your child is sick and stays home?

To report that your student has any COVID-like symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), please call the COVID-19 line: 760-723-6300 x3519. Your student should quarantine at home and seek a COVID test.

 

Symptomatic individuals must confirm their negative antigen test with a PCR test before returning to school.

 

When leaving a message, please be very specific regarding symptoms. If your description is vague (i.e. not feeling well, sick, etc), we will have to call you back for specific symptoms. If your child is experiencing stomach issues, please let us know if they are experiencing nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

Due to the high volume of calls, we may not be able to respond to you the same day. You can also send an email to covid19@fuhsd.net to report absences related to COVID-19 infection or quarantine and questions regarding FUHSD's COVID-19 protocol.

 

What if your child goes home sick from school?
If your child has any COVID-like symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), your child must stay home and can return under one of the following conditions:

Proof of negative PCR test, improving symptoms, and fever-free for 24 hours prior to return

5 day quarantine at home, return on day 6 with proof of negative test on day 5 after symptoms, improving symptoms, and fever-free for 24 hours prior to return

10 day quarantine at home, return on day 11: No test required to return


 

Where do I send my child’s negative results?
Send your child’s test results to covid19@fuhsd.net

***If you have not received confirmation of receipt of test results from the Health Office or Norma Ricci prior to your child returning to school, it is highly recommended that you send your child with a printed or digital copy of the report and have them bring it to the Health Office before school starts.

 

What should my child do about classwork when unable to attend school?
Students / Parents should reach out to teachers via email for upcoming or missed information, assignments, or assessments. The good news is that most of our staff are continuing to utilize Google Classroom and students will have readily available access to all materials throughout the day.


Our staff realizes that students are being sent home by the school site and that this should not negatively impact their grades. If you are struggling with communication or receiving school work when your child is out of school due to quarantine, please reach out to Mrs. Gardiner or Mr. Martinez, the Assistant Principals, for assistance.

 

What if your child tests positive for COVID-19?
Call the Health Office at 760-723-6300 x3106 or x3108 (Spanish) or the COVID-19 information line at 760-723-6300 x3519 immediately or email covid19@fuhsd.net

 

What is considered a close contact?
Being within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

 

What if your child is a close contact to a person who tested positive for COVID-19?
If your child is considered a close contact while at school, you will be notified via email/Aeries by the District Contact Tracer.

The quarantine options* are:

Option #1 - Return to school as day 6 - Test required on Day 5 or later - may return Day 6 with a negative COVID test. Antigen test accepted if student does not have symptoms.

Option #2 - Return to school on day 11 (No testing required).

Option #3 - Only available when close contact occurred at school or supervised school-setting and student does not have symptoms. Student can stay at school with negative test within 24 hours of close contact notification and again on day 5 after close contact. Student can resume usual sports and activities on Day 6.

Day 1 is the day after the last close contact with a person who is contagious.

*If the close contact occurred at home and your student is unable to quarantine away from the positive family member, their quarantine cannot begin until the positive family member’s isolation ends.


If your student has NO symptoms and has completed their primary COVID vaccination series (received both vaccinations and it has been 14 days since the last vaccination was given) before the close contact date, they may return to school with proof of immunization. Send proof of vaccination to covid19@fuhsd.net

If your student has NO symptoms and had COVID-19 within 90 days of the close contact, they may return to school with proof of positive lab results. Send proof of positive test to covid19@fuhsd.net


***If you have not received confirmation of receipt of test results from the Health Office prior to your child returning to school, it is highly recommended that you send your child with a printed or digital copy of the report and have them bring it to the Health Office before school starts.

How will I know if my child is considered a close contact from an exposure at school?
If your child is considered a close contact from an exposure at school, you and your child will receive a specific email stating that they are a close contact and advising you of your options. Please be sure your Aeries communications information is up to date.

What types of masks are appropriate?

Please follow the CDC guidance on how to select and wear a mask while indoors at school.

Testing Sites

 

 California State University-San Marcos (CSUSM)
Sunday through Thursday, 10:30am to 5:00pm
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078 (Parking Lot B on Craven Rd)

***This is a walk-up location - no appointment necessary. Test results are sent promptly via email, many times within 24 hours. Please visit the CSUSM website for more information.

North Inland Live Well Center in Escondido
Tuesday through Saturday, 7:00am to 11:00am, 12:00pm to 4:00pm, and 5:00pm to 7:00pm
649 W. Mission Ave, Escondido, CA 92025

***Appointments are required.

North Coastal Live Well Center in Oceanside
Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 11:00am, 12:00pm to 4:00pm, and 5:00pm to 7:00pm
3708 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92056

***Appointments are required.

North County Lifeline
Thursdays, 9:00am to 3:30pm
200 Michigan Ave, Vista, CA 92084

***Appointments required.

Testing locations are subject to change. Please visit COVID-19 Testing in San Diego

County for updates and for additional testing locations outside of the area.

You may also contact your primary care provider for additional testing options. Please be sure to indicate you need a PCR test.

 
Student Vaccinations 
 

Parents/ Guardians can submit student vaccination cards to covid19@fuhsd.net