COVID Protocols for Exposures

Sonoma County Department of Public Health Close Contact Protocols as of January 27, 2022:    
  • If student is VACCINATED: No quarantine for in-school or out-of-school exposure.  Monitor for symptoms, testing recommended.  
  • If student is UNVACCINATED: In-school unmasked exposure and all out-of-school exposure -- Standard Quarantine: five days at home in quarantine after exposure.  They can return on Day 6 with a negative test (ten days if no test).  
  • If student is UNVACCINATED:  In-school Masked exposure -- Modified Quarantine: they can come to school but must test at Day 5 or 6.  If not willing to take a test, must quarantine at home for ten days.  
Close Contact is defined by SCDPH as within 6' for a total of 15 minutes over the course of a day, or briefly through direct physical contact or sneezed/coughed upon or shared eating/drinking utensils with an infectious person.  
West Side continues to have excellent experience with minimal exposures to students.  Thank you for all you are doing to keep staff and students in school!