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Health & Safety

Preventing COVID
Preventing COVID

SMARTER

S for Shots

  • Vaccines are a safe and effective tool to prevent infection, long COVID, severe disease and hospitalization. Get vaccinated and stay up to date on boosters.

  • Any substitutes, contractors, visitors or volunteers working directly with students should be vaccinated, boosted (if eligible) and stay up to date.

M for Masks

  • Masks are a simple and effective tool to prevent in-school transmission of COVID19 and other respiratory illnesses. 

  • We note that many people are still choosing to wear a mask based on their personal preference, and especially if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised. We support each person's decision.

A for Awareness

  • Stay informed, understand your risks and implement public health recommended strategies to reduce your risk.

  • Schools should optimize ventilation measures to the greatest extent possible.

R for Reporting

  • Students and staff should stay home when they have signs or symptoms of any infectious illness and test for COVID-19.

    • If they test negative, they can return to school when symptoms are resolving (at least 24 hours after their fever is gone).  

    • If they test positive for COVID, they must stay at home for at least 5 days. Isolation can end after day 5 with a negative COVID test and symptoms are not present or are resolving.

  • Parents / guardians must report COVID-19 positive cases to their school health staff and front office secretary.

  • Schools must report outbreaks of COVID-19 and other reportable communicable diseases to Marin County Public Health.

T for Testing

  • Testing keeps students in school by helping detect infections before they spread. 

  • Staff and students should have a plan for rapid testing - and have test kits at home or access to testing. 

E for Education

  • These guidelines are updated to keep schools open for in-person instruction, serve all students equitably, close the achievement gap, and build relationships that ensure all students are supported and experience a sense of belonging.

R for Readiness and Resilience

  • All activities are consistent with and will adjust to changing applicable state and local Public Health orders and guidance. 

  • Health and safety practices and protocols are in place, including hand washing, access to essential personal protective equipment (PPE), and testing.

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