Walnut Creek School Covid Safety Response

The Safe Schools for All Plan in California offers resources and transparency to set a consistent course for reducing in-school transmissions and enabling, first, a gradual return to in-person instruction and then continuing safe in-person instruction.

CDPH suggests removing infants, parents, providers, and other employees with symptoms of COVID-19 from the facility. Children who show symptoms while in the child care facility should be removed from the cohort immediately to reduce exposure to others and put in an isolated area reserved for sick children to wait for their parents to pick them up. Providers and other workers who experience symptoms while at work should leave the child care facility immediately.

Advise sick workers and children not to return until CDC conditions have been met to discontinue home isolation, including at least 1 day without fever, symptoms have improved, and at least 10 days after symptoms first appeared.

Providers of child care, other personnel and parents of child attendees should be advised to report suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infections to the program director immediately. The director could then contact the local Regional Office for Child Care Licensing and the local health department to request help, including, but not limited to, contact tracking and exclusion of exposed persons, in responding to the case.

This guideline is intended for people who have tested positive for COVID-19, except for those who work in health care environments. CDPH recommends adherence to the latest CDC guidelines, summarized here for easy reference, on discontinuing isolation and returning to work or school. CDC guidelines for health care employees and any applicable CDPH All Facilities Letter directives should be followed by workers in health care settings.

Individuals who have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 virus, and who have had symptoms can return to school or work when:

  • At least 10 days have passed since the first manifestation of the symptoms, AND
  • Without fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications), at least 24 hours have passed, AND
  • There were other symptoms that changed.
  • Persons who test positive for SAR

It is not advisable to require a negative SARS-CoV-2 test prior to returning to work or school. Instead, in deciding when individuals should return to work or school after diagnosis of COVID-19, employers and schools should follow the time- and symptom-based approach described above.

In some local health districts in California, return to work or school recommendations for all individuals or for particular settings can differ; individuals should also check with their local health departments and follow instructions.

This amazing school is located near the following schools in Walnut Creek, California:

  • Las Lomas High School
  • Northgate High School
  • Contra Costa School Of Performing Arts
  • Acalanes Center For Independent Study
  • Tice Creek
  • Foothill Middle School
  • Walnut Creek Intermediate School
  • Eagle Peak Montessori School
  • Valle Verde Elementary School

All of these wonderful schools are located just a short distance from our location on Boulevard Circle in historic Walnut Creek, California.