COVID 19 Resources

https://valleycovidhelp.com
Site for the person that has COVID-like Symptoms

https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/covid-19/covid-19-testing-sites
Testing Sites: County sites are free, and the other sites may be covered by your insurance, please check first. – if symptomatic or several days after known exposure. 

Call 2-1-1 for community resources: food, transportation, health, etc. 

https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/#track-data
Site that shows California State Metrics

https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/covid-19
Site for the Fresno County Department of Public Health

The following link for educational videos on hygiene were developed by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN).  They are provided for school nurses as they return-to-school during COVID-19. The three videos are titled Washing Your HandsWearing Cloth Face Coverings, and Staying Home When you are Sick.  There are English versions and Spanish versions.

https://www.nasn.org/nasn/nasn-resources/practice-topics/covid19/nasn-return-to-school-video-series

Entrance, Egress and Movement within the School


Students, staff and essential visitors are asked to conduct a self-health screening daily before leaving home and departing for school or work. If student/employee/essential visitor answers “yes” to any of the listed health screening questions, the individual should stay home and not go to school/work.

Practice proper hand hygiene when leaving home, arriving at school/work and throughout the day.

Buses will be disinfected pre and post trip.

Based on state guidelines, masks are required indoors for anyone over 2 years old entering a district facility, including school buildings and district offices. For those without a mask, one will be provided.

Following California Department of Public Health guidance, physical distancing requirements have been lifted. However, physical distancing when possible is encouraged. Masks are required indoors.

Physical Distancing and Essential Protective Gear

Masks help reduce the spread of COVID-19 to others. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided to school sites and district departments. Face coverings will be required for students, employees and visitors indoors over the age of 2. Individuals with medical conditions can work with their school nurse, supervisor or Human Resources if they are medically exempt. Additional information may be requested.

If individuals come onto campus without a mask, one will be provided. Face shields are available, but do not replace the use of masks. Masks include:

  • Disposable masks
  • Masks for every student and staff member
  • Specialty masks (N95) for district health staff and credentialed school nurses who support medical procedures
  • Clear masks for special education deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) staff and students Specialized areas will be provided with personal/essential protective equipment to reduce the risk for COVID-19.

Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Routine cleaning will happen daily by the site custodian using EPA approved disinfectants (chairs, tables, doorknobs, handles, uncluttered flat surfaces, keyboards, light switches/buttons, phones, sinks and anything with a classroom or designated areas that would be considered a high touch point)
  • Foggers are available and will be used as needed
  • Limit use of shared items, such as electronic devices, supplies, etc. when possible
  • Buses will be cleaned pre-trip/post-trip (flat surfaces including glass, seats, panels, handles and handrails)
  • On demand cleaning and disinfection will occur as needed due to COVID-19 exposure and will be coordinated by COVID-19 Action Team (CAT), Communications and Maintenance/Operations leadership.

Fresno Unified is ensuring that proper preventive maintenance is being performed on all heating and air conditioning units and is changing filters on a regular basis with new HEPA air filters. Systems maximize the influence of filtered outside air into the HVAC system to cycle air out of enclosed space and replace it with fresh air.

Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent COVID-19. All students, staff, families and essential visitors will have access to soap and water.
If soap and water are not readily available, access to hand sanitizer (with more than 60% alcohol content) will be made available.

When to wash your hands

  • Before, during and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone
  • After using the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After you have been in a public place and touched an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people
  • Before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth because that’s how germs enter our bodies

Health Screening for Student and Staff

Prior to coming onto campus, everyone will do their part and use our daily self-health screening tool. Individuals who do not clear will remain home.

Household students may be asked to quarantine for at least 14-24 days. Household contacts may return if index case tests negative for COVID AND household contacts have been asymptomatic for at least one day without the use of medication.

Please note, symptoms DO NOT always mean COVID-19, so to reduce rumors and unnecessary concern with classmates/ coworkers, we encourage parents, students and employees to keep their personal health conditions confidential until symptoms have been confirmed by medical testing and/or medical professionals.

FUSD Self Health Screening

Contact Tracing

Health Services COVID-19 Action Team (CAT) works with Human Resources, school administrators, Health Department, Health Services staff, Communications, students, staff and families to ensure that we are doing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Notification

School administrators, administrative support and Health Services staff will report any suspected or confirmed cases to Health Services using the confidential district form. The form can be found on the Fresno Unified staff portal and goes directly to Health Services for contact tracing to begin.

Investigation

CAT will make contact with suspected individual and will provide resources and communicate next steps to school site and individual.

Clearance

Following Fresno County Department of Public Health guidance and in alignment with FCDPH scenario guidance, CAT will collaborate with school site and individual to ensure that there is appropriate clearance for returning to school/ work.

Close Contact Notification

CAT will ensure that close contacts are notified, disinfection is coordinated for any recent positive cases.

  • Students with temperature of 100.4 ° Fahrenheit or higher or any COVID-19 like symptoms will be sent home. Household members may be asked to isolate also.
  • We recommend that families work closely with their medical providers.
  • Health Services will work with student/family for appropriate next steps and clearance.
  • Students temperature may be taken upon return.
  • No-touch thermometers will be utilized at school as needed.
  • Please note, symptoms DO NOT always mean COVID-19, so to reduce rumors and unnecessary concern with classmates/ coworkers, we encourage parents, students and employees to keep their personal health conditions confidential until symptoms have been confirmed by medical testing and/or medical professionals.

Close contacts will be notified directly by school site or department administration while school/staff communities will be notified by letter and/or phone message home to as appropriate.

NOTIFICATIONS:

  • ALL Close Contacts will be notified for CONFIRMED positive COVID-19 known exposures on campus.
  • Classroom notified for two or more confirmed COVID positive cases in a classroom within 14 days.
  • School Community notified for three or more confirmed COVID positive cases on the school campus within 14 days.
  1. Students who do not clear on self-health screening will notify their school site and follow normal attendance reporting process.
    1. School Site will note student illness and notify COVID-19 Action Team (CAT) if student has tested positive or is a confirmed close contact.
  2. Students who become ill during the day will be sent home
    1. School health professional will manage symptomatic student and communicate next steps.
  3. CAT will make contact with students who have been identified as positive or close contacts and will provide next steps, including clearance dates.
    1. Student who are sent / remain home ill, should NOT return to school until they are cleared by CAT or the School Nurse
  1. Staff who do not clear on self-health screening will notify their school site or department
    1. School site or department will notify COVID-19 Action Team (CAT)
  2. Staff who become ill during the day will be sent home
    1. School site or department will notify COVID-19 Action Team (CAT)
  3. CAT will make contact with individuals and will provide next steps, including clearance dates
    1. Staff who are sent / remain home ill, should NOT return to work until they are cleared by their Supervisor

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