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COVID-19 Employee Information

On January 9, 2024, the California Department of Public Health updated its COVID-19 Isolation Guidance and COVID-19 Testing Guidance. Overall, the CDPH is now prioritizing interventions for those at a higher risk of severe illness while minimizing disruptions in schools and workplaces.

Updated Definitions:

"Infectious period" is redefined as:

  • For symptomatic COVID-19 cases a minimum of 24 hours must pass since symptom onset.  In such cases individuals may return to school/work if symptom-free for 24 hours, without fever-reducing medications, and if their symptoms are mild and improving.
  • For asymptomatic cases there is no infectious period for isolation or exclusion from school/work; however, if symptoms develop, the criteria above apply.

Masking Recommendations:

Masking guidelines remain unchanged.

  • Positive COVID-19 cases and those with respiratory symptoms should wear masks indoors for 10 days from symptom onset or positive test date (if asymptomatic). Note: CalOSHA mandates masks for employees indoors for 10 days from symptom onset or positive test date (if asymptomatic).

Updated Testing Recommendations:

CDPH no longer advises testing for all close contacts.  However, testing is recommended for:

  • Individuals with new COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Close contacts at higher risk of severe disease or those in contact with high-risk individuals.

Potential Exposure Notification:

Per CalOSHA, TUSD will notify employees of close contacts, but we will no longer post positive case locations on the TUSD website. Please continue to notify your supervisor of a COVID-19 infection so guidance can be emailed to you by Human Resources and close contacts can be notified.