January 12, 2022
Dear CVUSD Parents and Guardians,
I’d like to share an update regarding distribution of At-Home COVID-19 test kits for CVUSD students and a revision to the state’s isolation guidelines for persons who test positive for COVID-19.
AT-HOME COVID-19 TEST KITS
As an added layer of protection to mitigate an outbreak among students and staff, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has provided an At-Home COVID-19 test kit for each student enrolled in a California private or public school. There is no mandate or requirement that obligates students to accept a test kit.
The District is currently coordinating kit distribution to each CVUSD school campus and will complete its process by the end of the week. Each school site administrator will share a letter with their community listing a date that test kits will be sent home with each student. Parents and guardians who would like to decline receiving a test kit for their student are welcome to complete an opt-out form that can be returned to their student’s school site. The opt-out form will be available on the district website and accompany your school site administrator’s community letter.
Parents and guardians of students currently enrolled in the Home/Hospital program may pick up their student’s test kit at the Alternative Education Center (AEC) located at 15650 Pipeline Ave. in Chino Hills.
The one-time, optional test kit can be used when a parent or guardian would like to screen for the presence of the COVID-19 virus in their student. If a positive test result is received, please notify your school site health office immediately.
NEW ISOLATION TIMEFRAME GUIDELINES
Last month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its isolation and quarantine recommendations for the general public. Recently, CDPH aligned its isolation guidance for K-12 schools with the revised CDC timeframes and recommends the following mitigation measures:
Isolation is defined as separating those infected with a contagious disease from people who are not infected.
CURRENT QUARANTINE TIMEFRAME GUIDELINES
Quarantine restricts the movement of persons who were exposed to a contagious disease in case they become infected. At this time, quarantine considerations in the K-12 school setting remain unchanged and CVUSD will continue to follow provisions listed in the CDPH K-12 Schools Guidance.
I understand that these challenging times continue to test us all, and I’d like to thank our entire CVUSD community for its ongoing flexibility to adopt measures and procedures that keep our students, staff, and families safe. The District will continue to share updates as it receives guidance from our local health officials.
Norm Enfield, Ed.D.