Sebastopol Charter School COVID-19 Dashboard
All confirmed positive COVID-19 incidents related to Sebastopol Charter School (SCS) will be posted to this page and should be reported to [email protected] (see below for more information on positive cases). For the purposes of this dashboard, SCS is distinguishing between school-based cases and community-based cases.
“S.B.” School-Based cases:
- School-based cases will potentially impact individuals’ health and wellness at our school or office because there may be site-related exposure OR a positive case was on campus during an infectious period
- A school-based case MAY cause classroom closure or other precautionary measures
- We will follow the Sonoma County Office of Education Guidelines around isolating and notifying close contacts, as needed
Known “C.B.” Community-Based cases:
- a. community-based cases DO NOT impact individuals’ health and wellness at our school or office because no one at the site was in close contact with the positive individual during the infectious period. Per the CDC definition, this means no one at the site was within 6 feet of the infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient was isolated
- b. this dashboard will include all known community-based cases related to SCS; this dashboard may not reflect all community-based cases involving our staff and students because SCS relies on notification from public health or self-reporting from staff or families
- c. we will follow the Sonoma County Office of Education Guidelines around isolating the positive case, as needed
The Dashboard is updated at least once a week and when we are notified of confirmed cases.
*Important Note: SCS does not wait to notify close contacts upon initial report of a positive case. However, we do wait for official confirmation from the public health department before listing the case on this dashboard. This could result in a delay of cases appearing on this dashboard or a discrepancy between the number of notifications received and actual number of confirmed cases (when the case is not confirmed positive by public health).
COVID – 19 Need to Know:
Isolation is the term used when individuals test positive for COVID
Quarantine is the term used for those who were exposed to COVID
Exposure is defined as within 6 feet, for 15 or more minutes combined during a 24 hour period, masked or unmasked
Fully Vaccinated aka Fully Updated refers to someone who is fully vaccinated AND boostered if eligible
Unvaccinated refers to someone who is:
Not previously fully vaccinated
Previously fully vaccinated but has not received a booster (if eligible), including those who have had a COVID infection in the last 90 days
Eligible for Booster is someone who is 12 years and up and has received:
2 Pfizer doses, 5 or more months ago
2 Moderna doses, 6 or more months ago
2 J & J doses, 2 or more months ago
SYMPTOMS (with or without a known exposure)
If you develop ANY of the following symptoms, keep your child home, inform your child’s teacher and Emily Cortes at [email protected].
• Shortness of breath
• Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
• Body aches
• Sore throat
• Runny nose
• New loss of taste or smell
BEFORE returning to school, you need to have no symptoms and one of the following:
1) Proof of Negative PCR test or Rapid (antigen) antigen (including at-home test)
2) A doctor’s note confirming that the symptoms are caused by something other than COVID-19
These documents can be brought in person or sent to Jennifer Neylon, [email protected].
Asymptomatic (regardless of vaccination status) – No Quarantine Needed – close contacts can continue coming to school/work so long as they remain asymptomatic and do NOT test positive, even if they are living with a positive case. Exposed students, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, should get tested for COVID-19 with at least one diagnostic test (e.g., an FDA-authorized antigen diagnostic test, PCR diagnostic
test, or pooled PCR test) obtained within 3-5 days after last exposure, unless they had
COVID-19 within the last 90 days. It is also strongly recommended that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask indoors around others for at least 10 days following the date of last exposure, if not already doing so.
If you have a positive case in your household, here are precautions and mitigation measures to reduce risk of household transmission:
· Separate bedroom – alternatives: head of beds at opposite ends of room, 6ft+ apart
· Separate bathroom – alternatives: showering at separate times of day, wiping down high touch surfaces after shower steam settles, keeping toothbrushes separated, etc.
· Keeping at least 6 feet of distance at all times
· Wearing masks when sharing common spaces indoors (both the positive individual and the others nearby the positive individual)
· Increasing ventilation in the home.
All persons with COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection, should:
- Self-isolate and test as soon as possible to determine infection status. Knowing one is infected early during self-isolation enables (a) earlier access to treatment options, if indicated (especially for those that may be at risk for severe illness), and (b) notification of exposed persons (close contacts) who may also benefit by knowing if they are infected.
- For symptomatic persons who have tested positive within the previous 90 days, using an antigen test is preferred.
- Remain in isolation while waiting for testing results. If not tested, they should continue isolating for 10 days after the day of symptom onset, and if they cannot isolate, should wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days.
- Consider continuing self-isolation and retesting in 1-2 days if testing negative with an antigen test, particularly if tested during the first 1-2 days of symptoms.
- Continue to self-isolate if test result is positive, follow recommended actions below (Table 1), and contact their healthcare provider about available treatments if symptoms are severe or they are at high risk for serious disease or if they have any questions concerning their care.
If a student receives a positive COVID-19 test, whether PCR or antigen, symptomatic or not email [email protected] with the following information:
Name of your child * grade level of child * date of positive test * date of symptoms ( if any) * Dates of attendance at school prior to the first symptoms (within 2 days) or dates of attendance prior to positive test if asymptomatic (within 7 days)
We will need to determine any close contact exposures that occurred at school ASAP.
According to updated CDPH Guidelines:
· Students with COVID-19 should isolate for at least 5 days. If they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), they may end isolation if they can provide a negative rapid Antigen test from day 5. A student can return to school on the 6th day after symptoms began or tested positive (if asymptomatic). Individuals must still maintain 5 days of wearing a well-fitted mask when around others indoors and outdoors for a total of 10 days. The onset of symptoms is Day 0
- If unable to test or choosing not to test, and symptoms are not present or are resolving, isolation can end after day 10.