Symptoms

If a child develops new symptoms or catches fever of 100F while in school send the child home immediately.

- Bring the child to the isolation room and call parents for immediate pickup. A staff member must be with the child while in facility. Staff must wear all possible protective equipment and must maintain 6ft. apart.

Once the child gets picked up parents will be instructed to contact their regular doctor or clinic and consider a test for COVID-19

Cleaning Procedure

1. Close off areas used by the person who is sick.

2. Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area.

3. Wait 24 hours before you clean or disinfect. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible.

4. Clean and disinfect all areas used by the person who is sick, such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared equipment or materials.

5. Vacuum the space if needed. Use vacuum equipped with high-efficiency particular air (HEPA) filter, if available.

6. Once area has been appropriately disinfected, it can be opened for use.

7. If more than 7 days since the person who is sick visited or used the facility, additional cleaning and disinfection is not necessary.

If child is confirmed of COVID-19, contact tracing will be conducted for close contacts (any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) of patient.

1. Director and Admin Asst. will conduct contact tracing. If they are not available, the Executive Director and Program Director will conduct contact tracing.

2. MSF will contact and submit a list of exposed students and staff to ACPHD of anyone who develops COVID-19 or exposure to it.

3. MSF will communicate any exposure to all parents of children with close contact with the patient in accordance with HIPPA Privacy and Security Rules.

4. Cohort members of the COVID-19 positive student or staff will follow quarantine instructions from last exposure

5. Testing is recommended for all (staff/students) close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 patients

6. Parents must provide result of testing to allow MSF to do necessary steps to protect other children, staff and families on campus.

7. If testing is not available, symptomatic close contacts should self-isolate and be managed as a probable COVID-19 case.

8. If testing is not available, asymptomatic close contacts should self-quarantine and be monitored for 14 days after their last exposure, with linkage to clinical care for those who develop symptoms.

9. Classroom and all areas visited by the patient will be cleaned and disinfected.

Metrics for closing due to COVID-19

1. MSF will monitor for orders from ACDPH to stop in person learning, or alternatively, if we have an outbreak or there is not sufficient demand for in person learning.

2. A class or cohort will be closed if there is strong clinical suspicion that the person undergoing testing has COVID-19. For ex. If person is symptomatic following exposure to confirmed case, or if the symptoms are highly specific for COVID-19 (i.e., loss of taste and smell), the cohort or class should be closed while awaiting test results. This decision will be made in consultation with ACPHD. Members of the cohort will have to self-quarantine until test results are available

3. If 5% of students and teachers in a classroom test positive for the virus, the classroom would be closed, followed by 14 days of quarantine.

4. If a school experienced a 5% positive testing rate of students and teachers, the entire school would have to close, with everyone subject to 14 days of quarantine.

Child or staff may be accepted back following quarantine and medical clearance for COVID-19

Reopening of a classroom that closed off due to COVID-19

Resources

Alameda County School Reopening Planshttps://www.acoe.org/schoolguidance

ACPHD daily screening guideline http://acphd.org/media/588945/acphd-guidance-screening-programs-for-child-and-youth.pdf

CDC requirements to reopen: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/reopen-guidance.html

Download the PDF of the MSF Facility Plan