Employee Information

Face-Covering Protocols

Following is guidance on face-covering requirements per CDPH’s most recent COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools. The CDPH guidelines detail the requirements in 3 distinct scenarios:

  1. While Outdoors
  2. While Indoors at A School Site
  3. While Indoors at Non-School Sites (I.e. District Office, Maintenance & Operations Office, Central Kitchen)

Fully Vaccinated Employees May Be Exempt from Wearing Face Coverings & Having to Quarantine

The revised Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) allow fully vaccinated workers to …

  1. Not wear a facial covering while working indoors at Non-School Sites. 
  2. Avoid having to quarantine if they are in close contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive.

Employees will be considered fully vaccinated once the District has documented that the employee received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. 

Action Item

In order to be considered fully vaccinated, employees who have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine must complete the Lakeside Union School District Employee Self-Report of COVID-19 Vaccination Form to report their vaccination status to Human Resources. The vaccination information will be maintained as confidential medical information. 

*Please note that these face-covering changes do not apply to employees assigned to childcare or K-12 schools.

Employees who are not fully vaccinated or do not wish to self-report their vaccination status must continue to wear a facial covering at all times, while indoors or in shared vehicles in the workplace, with some limited exceptions.

Face Covering Requirements: 3 Scenarios

While Outdoors

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has lifted the requirement for face coverings to be worn by students, staff, and visitors when outdoors on school property, regardless of vaccination status, and regardless of whether or not physical distancing can be maintained. 

Face coverings will no longer be required for children or adults during any outdoor activities on Lakeside Union school campuses. This includes PE, lunch, recess, breaks, pick-up, and drop-off, etc.

CDPH also indicates that no one can be prevented from wearing a face-covering outdoors if they so choose.

While Indoors at A School Site

Per CDPH, face coverings are still required for everyone when working with students indoors in K-12 schools, childcare, and other youth settings. Accordingly, at this time face coverings are still required for all children and adults, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors at any Lakeside Union school campus.

Masks are not required to be worn indoors at a school site when:

  • Working in an office by yourself or working in a room by yourself.
  • Eating or drinking and are seated at least 6 feet away from anyone who is not a member of your immediate household.

While Indoors at Non-School Sites

Employees who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a face-covering when working indoors while working at a non-school site. 

In contrast, employees who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear a face-covering when working indoors while working at a non-school site, except in the following circumstances:

  • Working in an office by yourself or working in a room by yourself.
  • Eating or drinking and are seated at least 6 feet away from anyone who is not a member of your immediate household.

What to Do If …

Included on this page is information on what to do if you experience the following scenarios:

  1. Are A Close Contact 
  2. Are Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms
  3. Test Positive for COVID-19

Please reference the illustration provided by HHSA and the San Diego County Office of Education for further information.

What to Do If You …

You Are a Close Contact

A close contact is defined as being with someone, for more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period within 0-6 feet indoors, who has received a lab-confirmed positive diagnosis for COVID 19 within the last 14 days.

You do not have to quarantine if …

  1. You Are NOT Exhibiting COVID-19 Symptoms; AND
  2. have had COVID-19 within the past 3 months OR You Are Fully Vaccinated* (*you have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after you have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen )). Please Complete This LUSD Survey to Self-Certify That You Are Fully Vaccinated

If you do not meet criteria 1 and 2, then you must take the following two steps immediately:

  1. Review the Return to Work Criteria to determine the number of days you must quarantine.
  2. Complete the COVID 19 Contact Reporting Tool and wait for further direction.
  3. Download and complete the SB 95 COVID Leave form. Once completed, turn it in to your supervisor. (Please note that SB 95 COVID Leave is only available to those who qualify. Review the SB 95 COVD Leave form to confirm you are eligible).

Return to Work Criteria

10 Day Quarantine

You may return to work after a 10-day quarantine period if you can meet the following criteria:

  1. You are not exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms; AND
  2. You can consistently maintain proper use of  a face covering; AND
  3. Your job duties are such that you are capable of maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet from all others through Day 14; AND
  4. You are not immunosuppressed and don’t work with students who are immunosuppressed

14 Day Quarantine

If you cannot meet the 4 above-mentioned criteria, you must quarantine for 14 days.

Please reference the illustration provided by HHSA and the San Diego County Office of Education for further information.

You Are Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

COVID-19 Symptoms include a cough, shortness of breath, headache, runny nose or congestion that cannot be contributed to another health condition, and/or you have symptoms such as fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or new loss of taste or smell.

You must take the following steps:

  1. Complete the COVID-19 Illness and Testing Reporting Tool
  2. Stay home until you fulfill one of the following return to work criteria per the Health and Humans Services (HHSA).
  3. Download and complete the SB 95 COVID Leave form. Once completed, turn it in to your supervisor. (Please note that SB 95 COVID Leave is only available to those who qualify. Review the SB 95 COVD Leave form to confirm you are eligible).

HHSA Criteria to Return to Work

  1. Provide proof of a Negative PCR COVID-19 Test, and allow for 24 hours after symptoms are resolved.
  1. In the event that the symptom is associated with a chronic illness, provide a signed note from a licensed MD/DO/NP/PA (who manages that condition). The signed note must confirm the chronic diagnosis, include the provider’s information, explain how the symptoms are unrelated to COVID-19, and be accompanied by a signed consent for the District to interact with MD/DO/NP/PA.
  1. In the event that you test positive on a PCR COVID-19 Test or do not take a PCR COVID-19 Test, you must isolate until you meet the following criteria:
    1. 24 hours without a fever (no meds) AND
    2. Symptoms are improving AND 
    3. At least 10 days from symptom onset or test date

Please reference the illustration provided by HHSA and the San Diego County Office of Education for further information.

Test Positive for COVID-19

You must take the following steps:

  1. Complete the COVID-19 Illness and Testing Reporting Tool
  2. Stay home until you fulfill one of the following return to work criteria per the Health and Humans Services (HHSA).
  3. Download and complete the SB 95 COVID Leave form. Once completed, turn it in to your supervisor. (Please note that SB 95 COVID Leave is only available to those who qualify. Review the SB 95 COVD Leave form to confirm you are eligible).

HHSA Criteria to Return to Work

You must isolate and you may return when you fulfill the following criteria:

  1. 24 hours without a fever (no meds) AND
  2. Symptoms are improving AND
  3. At least 10 days from symptom onset or test date

Please reference the illustration provided by HHSA and the San Diego County Office of Education for further information.

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