COVID-19 Designee Toolkit

Last content update: 5/11/2022​​​​

NOTE: As of April 6, 2022, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department has updated its webpages to address new California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California (updated 04/6/22), Guidance for Child Care Providers and Programs (updated 3/12/22), and Guidance for the Use of Face Masks (updated 2/28/22).

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Scenario 1: Student or Staff Exhibits One or More COVID-19 Symptoms1

1Please note, individuals with COVID-19 symptoms are recommended to be tested and follow Scenario 1 protocols regardless of vaccination status.

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Scenario 2: Student or Staff Identified as a Close Contact2 to a Person Who Has Tested Positive for COVID-19​

2Please note, persons exposed to COVID-19 do NOT need to quarantine, regardless of vaccination status, as long as they do not have COVID-19 symptoms. However, they should get tested 3-5 days after last exposure. If symptoms develop, test and stay home. This guidance does not apply to staff or residents in high-risk settings (e.g. healthcare facilities). See​ for details.

NOTE: The California Public Health Department (CDPH) strongly recommends that schools utilize (or begin transitioning to) the notification-based model provided in Group Tracing Approach to Students Exposed to COVID-19 in a K-12 setting. In this approach, students are notified of their exposure and test 3-5 days after BUT stay in school regardless of vaccination status (unless symptomatic or test positive).

View a Sample Group Tracing Notification Letter to Parents/Guardians of Students Exposed to COVID-19 in School (updated 3/14/22) here: | English | Spanish | Vietnamese

Student or Staff Member Who is Identified as a Close Contact

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Scenario 3:  Student or Staff Member Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Scenario 4:  Routine COVID-19 Screening (no symptoms, not close contacts)

*Please note, this tool is the property of the Centers for Disease Control. Santa Clara County does not control the information contained in this third-party application and is not responsible for its use or misuse. Please consult current county guidance when using this application.

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