You tested positive for COVID-19 on or after December 24, 2021, and the results were uploaded to Primary Health. This means you must not return to work on Monday, January 3.
If you have a child in the home who also attends BUSD, even if they test negative, they may only attend school on January 3 if they are fully vaccinated (2 doses of Pfizer) and if they do not have any COVID symptoms. Otherwise, they will need to quarantine at home. There is no modified quarantine for student exposures that happen outside of a school setting.
If you haven’t already done so, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Full Name
- School or Facility Site
- Date Symptoms Started
- Date Tested
- Last Day at Work for BUSD
BUSD’s COVID Response Team will contact you on Monday to provide a date for you to return to work. We will do the same for any BUSD students in your household.
We at BUSD are thinking of you and your family at this time and hoping for a speedy recovery. The following instructions are to help you follow the proper guidelines to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading to people in your home and community.
WHAT YOU SHOULD DO
Beginning immediately, you are expected to isolate yourself from others, including your household members, to avoid potentially infecting others for ten days. In order to return to work, you must complete the ten-day isolation period, your symptoms must be improving, and (if you had a fever) you must be without a fever for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medications.
COVID-19 is spread from person to person through droplets in the air. It is possible that COVID-19 can also be spread by touching objects that have become contaminated with the virus. Strong measures must be taken to stop its spread. Therefore, it is important that you comply with isolation instructions and follow the guidelines below from now until the end of the isolation period.
As much as possible, stay in a different room from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom if available. If a separate bathroom is not available, clean the bathroom after use. It is especially important to stay away from people who are at higher risk of serious illness, such people who are 65 years of age and older, pregnant women, and people who have chronic illnesses or weak immune systems. Consider alternative living arrangements for these high-risk family members if at all possible.
Rest, drink plenty of fluids, and consult with your doctor on whether you should take fever reducing medications to reduce fever and pain. Please note that medication does not “cure” COVID-19, and will not stop your child from spreading the virus.
Use safe practices so members of your household do not get sick. Please wear a mask at all times, except when eating or drinking, and when you do eat or drink, please do so in a separate room from others. Everyone should wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol rub or gel.
Please do not leave your home unless it is to seek medical care.
Seek medical care (Call 911) if your symptoms get worse, especially if you are at a higher risk of serious illness or if you experience any of the emergency warning signs: Trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face.
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You may also receive a phone call from the City of Berkeley Public Health Office or from the Public Health Office you are a resident of.
If you have questions, please reach out to the COVID Response Team at email@example.com.