COVID-19 SCHOOL EXPOSURE INFORMATION

Chatom Union School District is continuing the quarantine group tracing approach to individuals exposed to COVID-19 in school. This approach follows the latest California Department of Public Health (CDPH) K-12 School Guidance.

The Group Tracing Approach includes the following:

School-Wide Notification:

  • All reported cases will be posted on the Chatom Union website www.chatom.k12.ca.us by the end of the school day or as soon as possible.
  • Click on the green icon that reads “COVID-19 Updates” to review the reported cases. Cases posted include all positive confirmed cases for individuals who have been on campus within close contact of others during their infectious period.
  • The posting will identify the school and location of the reported case so everyone can determine if they or their child was in that area. If you have questions as to if you or your child were in the identified location contact the school office.

What to Do If Exposed to A Positive Case:

  • Quarantine is not required.
  • Students can continue to participate in extra-curricular activities.
  • Individuals, regardless of vaccination status, should get tested with at least one test obtained within 3-5 days after last exposure. This is state recommended, not required.
  • If individual starts to show symptoms, whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated, they should stay home.

What to Do If Test Positive:

  • Notify Nancy Souza right away at nsouza@chatom.k12.ca.us or 209-664-8500
  • Isolate for 5 days
  • If symptoms are improving and there has been no fever for 24 hours, you can take an antigen test on day 5. If the antigen test is negative, you can return to school on day 6.
  • If the test is still positive, remain in isolation until you feel better and test negative or until 10 days have passed since the symptoms began.

If you have any questions, please contact Cherise Olvera at 209-664-8505 or Nancy Souza at 209-664-8500.

Thank you for your continued support as we work together to keep our schools safe.

In an effort to streamline communication, we have discontinued daily letters regarding exposures at school sites. This information will be posted Monday-Friday on the School Exposures page of the CUSD website.  As a reminder, if your student is symptomatic or positive please have them remain at home and contact your school site.

     Covid-19 testing is available             Monday – Friday between          7:30am -8:30am at Chatom Elementary.  No scheduling is necessary drop-ins are welcome.

Resources

Please click on the dates under your school site’s name for positive cases that have been reported, their last day on campus, and known location(s). Investigations may still be ongoing for newly reported cases.

Close Contact Guidance

COVID-19 testing (both rapid and antigen) is recommended within 3-5 days of last exposure to a positive case.

Chatom Elementary

August 29-Sept 2

Case 1

Last day on campus: 08/26/22

Location: Room 35

August 22-26

Case 1

Last day on campus: 08/24/22

Location: Room 8

Case 2

Last day on campus: 08/25/22

Location: Room 35

Case 3

Last day on campus: 08/25/22

Location: Room 11

Case 4

Last day on campus: 08/19/22

Location: Room 4

Case 5

Last day on campus: 08/19/22

Location: Room 31

August 15-19

Case 1

Last day on campus: 08/17/22

Location: Room 16

August 8-12

August 1-5

Mountain View

September 26-30

Case 1

Last day on campus: 09/23/22

Location: Room 11

September 19-23

September 12-16

September 6-9

August 22-26

Case 1

Last Day on Campus: 08/19/22

Location: Room 7

August 8-12

August 1-5

August 15-19

Case 1

Last Day on Campus: 08/12/22

Location: Room 12

August 29-Sept 2

Case 1

Last Day on Campus: 09/01/22

Location: Room 5

Preschool

Sept 12-16

Case 1

Last Day on Campus: 09/09/22

Location: Preschool

Case 2

Last Day on Campus: 09/09/22

Location: Preschool

Sept 6-9

August 29-Sept 2

August 8-12

August 15-19

August 22-26

August 1-5