COVID-19 Operational Updates

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines & Policies

Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines

The health and safety of our children and staff is our priority. Please refer to the Isolation and Quarantine Guideline below if you or any household member has tested positive for COVID-19, or has been a close contact to some who tested positive for COVID-19.

Isolation Guidelines

Isolation is when you are sick or when you have been infected with the virus, even if you don't have symptoms. Please click on this link for CCSC's Isolation Guidelines. Highlights from the new guideline is as follows:

  • There will be a 5-day isolation period for persons who tests positive for COVID-19 regardless if symptoms are present or not.

  • Rapid antigen testing is required on day 5 or later.

  • Individual who tested positive may return to CCSC when they are feeling better, fever-free for at least a full school day without fever-reducing medication, and tested negative.

  • Rapid antigen tests are best for testing to return, since PCR tests can be positive up to 90-days after one is contagious.

Please upload your negative COVID test result through the portal below.

Quarantine Guidelines

Quarantine is when you might have been exposed to the virus and may or may not be infected. Please click on the link for CCSC's Quarantine Guidelines. Highlights from the new guideline is as follows:

  • After exposure to a positive case, vaccinated persons can continue to attend CCSC with no symptoms and with a negative test result.

  • Quarantine continues for all persons with symptoms.

  • Unvaccinated persons living with a positive case must quarantine for 5 days and may return with a negative test result.

  • Close contacts who are asymptomatic may continue attending CCSC after exposure to a positive case in their classroom, with a mandatory testing and masking requirement until day 10.

  • PCR tests are preferred but rapid antigen tests are acceptable.

Please upload your negative COVID test result through the portal below.

Updated 4/20/2022

Travel Policy

Travel is one of the COVID policies about which parents most frequently have questions. CCSC's guidelines do not prohibit families or staff from traveling. CCSC expects families and staff to follow these travel guidelines when returning to CCSC.

Remember that at this time, all children under 5 years of age are considered unvaccinated, and should follow the testing and quarantine guidelines for unvaccinated individuals. Children who participated in the COVID vaccine trials will be considered unvaccinated until FDA approves the vaccine for that particular age group. Parents will be asked to provide proof of vaccination.

Traveling Outside of California but within the US (Domestic Travel)

  • Fully vaccinated members of the community are no longer required to quarantine or get a COVID-19 test post arrival.

  • Unvaccinated members of the community (children, parents, staff, coopers) are required to take a PCR test after arrival, and may return with a negative test result. If individuals have been COVID-19 positive within 90 days before arrival, a negative rapid antigen test result will be accepted for return.

Travel within California has no restrictions at this time.

Traveling Outside the of the United States (International Travel)

  • Fully vaccinated members of the community may return without quarantine but we ask that you take a test 3-5 days post arrival for the assurance of those in the community who may be immune compromised. If individuals have been COVID positive within 90 days before arrival, a negative rapid antigen test result will be accepted for return.

  • Unvaccinated members of the community are required to quarantine for 5 days and may return with a negative PCR test result taken on the 5th day (or more) post-arrival.

Updated 4/20/2022

Updated COVID-19 Policies

Face Coverings

  • Indoors masking continues to be required at all times for person 2 years old and over except during meal and nap time.

  • Outdoor masking is optional except for CIP teachers while in close contact with infants, and those who have been exposed or are positive (required masking for 10 days).

Illness Policy

ALL community members must conduct a daily health check before coming to CCSC. Should you or your child have any of the following symptoms, we ask you to remain out and notify CCSC. Please refer to our Quarantine and Isolation Guidance for steps to take. A medical clearance from your child's physician may be required for your child to return to CCSC.

  • Fever of 100F or higher

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath/trouble breathing

  • Chills

  • Night sweats

  • Muscle/body aches

  • Headache

  • Confusion

  • Sore throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Diarrhea

Other Illnesses

Below are other illnesses that may require your child to stay home. If confirmed that symptoms are not COVID-related:

  • Fever of 100F or more

  • Diarrhea (2 or more contained episodes or 1 uncontained episode in 24 hours)

  • Vomiting (1 episode in 24 hours)

  • Undiagnosed rash accompanied by other symptoms such as fever

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Inability to participate in regular classroom activities

Children and staff may come back to CCSC when:

  • Child or staff member has been fever-free without medication for a full school day

  • Child or staff member has been symptoms free (normal stool and no vomiting) for 2 full days

  • Child or staff member has been treated with prescribed medication for strep throat or conjunctivitis before returning to CCSC accompanied by a doctor's note stating when they are able to participate in groups care.

If your child was exposed to any highly contagious illnesses (such as chicken pox, measles, lice, strep throat, stomach bug, etc.), please inform the classroom teachers immediately.

Updated 4/20/2022

A Social Story: Coming Back to CCSC

This documentation was put together by our educators. It intends to help you and your child get ready to come back to CCSC. It tells a story about how different classrooms will look like and the new procedures we all need to follow. It also tells you about the different emotions we may feel at this time.

Take the time to read it with your child. Show the pictures and talk about what the words mean.

We hope this helps you and your child's transition back to CCSC!

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Another Social Story: A Story About Face Masks and Why We Wear Them

This is a social story that a team of teachers wrote with the inspiration from BKP children through classroom interactions and through Zoom. Wearing a face mask is now required whenever we are around other people. Through the creation of this social story we hope to support children as they experience this new reality. The children's thoughts, ideas, words, and drawings in our story illustrate their understanding of this important topic.

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