COVID-19 Policies for 2023-24
The following updates are related to COVID-19 and will be in place until further notice. We will assess conditions on an ongoing basis, in conjunction with the state and county, and will update the Carondelet community with any changes as needed.
Contra Costa Health Protocols
Isolation and Return after Quarantine
If a Student Tests COVID Positive:
- The student should isolate at home for at least five days, and the parents/guardians should contact Stephanie Gutierrez, the Attendance Coordinator.
- If your student does not have symptoms, their symptoms are mild and improving and they are fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medicine: isolation can end after day five and the student can return to school.
- If your student has a fever: isolation should continue until 24 hours after the fever resolves.
- If your student has symptoms (other than a fever) that are not improving: continue to have them isolate until their symptoms are improving or until after day 10.
Families are encouraged to disclose student vaccination status. If status remains undisclosed, we will assume that the student is not vaccinated. Upload student vaccine status. Click “view checklist” to access where to upload documentation.
Stay Home if Sick
Students who have symptoms of infectious illness, such as influenza (flu) or COVID-19, should stay home. Parents/guardians should also promptly connect with our Attendance Coordinator and contact their healthcare provider for testing and care. Isolating when sick with COVID-19 and other infectious illnesses is essential to prevent spread to others.
Additional Details in Handbook
All details and full information about new COVID-19 policies are documented in the Student Handbook.
Case Reporting, Contact Tracing, and Investigation
Per AB 86 (2021) and California Code Title 17, section 2500, schools are required to report COVID-19 cases to the local public health department. For more information on case reporting, contact tracing, and investigation, please visit the COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California.
This notice is to inform you of the steps that Carondelet and De La Salle will take to maintain health and safety, with the understanding that we cannot guarantee that your students (both Carondelet and De La Salle students) being on campus will be free from the risk of contracting the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. We ask that you partner with us in understanding how you and your student(s) can help reduce the risk of transmission by staying current on information about the virus provided by public health officials and experts, and acknowledging that by sending your student to our campus, there is an unavoidable risk that you and your student may become infected with COVID-19. We will continue to send out guidance to you as we receive it from our public health experts and authorities. Parents, students, and employees are responsible to familiarize themselves with, and comply with, these state and county health guidelines.