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COVID-19 Investigation FAQ

Last Updated: 8/6/2021 8:57 PM

COVID-19 Screening, Testing, Contact Tracing & Notifications

 

Who is handling COVID-19 reporting?

The District has partnered with AM LLC who specializes in COVID-19 investigation and contact tracking. AM LLC will work with the District and all school sites to assure that protocols and management of COVID positive cases, suspect cases and close contacts are followed according to CDC and CDPH guidelines.  Each middle school (6-8th grade) will have a COVID Liaison on site. The K-5 and K-8 schools will have access to four teams who will rotate through the 11 schools.

 

Who should a parent report a student illness?

If a parent is reporting a student illness, please have them contact the District COVID Liaison Team: Phone: (760) 398-0500   E-Mail: COVID_Support@aesd.net.

 

Who should a staff person report an illness?

If a staff person is reporting an illness, please have them contact the District COVID Liaison Team: Phone: (760) 398-0500   E-Mail: COVID_Support@aesd.net.

 

Are we temperature checking students and staff when they arrive?

No. All staff and students are required to self-screen at home prior to arriving to work/school. As a manager/site leader, if you have the staffing available to temperature check at your site or department in an efficient manner, then please feel free to make a decision that best suits your site/department.

 

Will we document screenings?

No. Since staff and students are required to self-screen at home, sites do not have to document.

 

Who/how will contact tracing and testing work for staff and students?

Contact tracing for students will be led by AM LLC. AM specializes in COVID-19 investigation and contact tracking. AM will recommend who should test, who should quarantine and who to notify. Staff will provide support to AM, if necessary. AM is a partner and will work with the District and all school sites to assure that protocols and management of COVID positive cases, suspect cases and close contacts are followed according to CDC and CDPH guidelines.

 

Is vaccination for staff and students required?

No. Vaccination is not required for staff or students.

 

When and how will parents and staff be notified of a positive case?

Notifications to parents and staff will be will be led by AM LLC and AESD COVID Committee. Notifications may be in the form of e-mail, phone call and other communication tools.

 

If you have multiple students suspected of COVID-19, how will you safety isolate each student?

Each school site has an isolation room for one student. If there are multiple students, AM LLC will determine which students may have COVID and which students may not based on their investigation. Students that may have COVID will be monitored outside until parent pickup.