TTUSD's UPDATED COVID Protocols
Updated quarantine protocols effective January 28, 2022
Thank you for your patience during these past three weeks as we implemented temporary (and more restrictive) safety measures to stop the surge we were experiencing within TTUSD. The good news is, the cases have lowered significantly and we are implementing updated COVID quarantine protocols effective tomorrow, January 28, 2022.
In this update:
TTUSD’s updated quarantine protocols for anyone exposed to COVID-19 effective January 28, 2022
Fully vaccinated individuals who have no symptoms
Unvaccinated individuals who have no symptoms
Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days
Extracurricular activities & visitors
Protocols for individuals with symptoms of illness
An individual who has any symptoms of illness must stay home and quarantine immediately.
Symptoms of illness include a runny nose, sore throat, fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nasal congestion, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.
If the individual with symptoms takes a COVID-19 test and they test negative, they can return to school after symptoms have resolved and they are fever-free for 24 hours (regardless of vaccination status).
TTUSD offers a FREE COVID testing clinic Monday-Friday, non-holiday for students and staff. See below for details.
If an individual tests positive for COVID, they must isolate at home. If they remain free of symptoms of illness, they can take a COVID test on or after day 5. If their test is negative on or after day 5, they may return to school on or after Day 6, showing proof of the negative test. If the test is positive on or after Day 5, they must remain isolated until they receive a negative test or after 10 days, whichever comes first.
The first day of symptoms is considered Day 0 - the next day is Day 1.
If the individual chooses to not take a test - isolation continues for 10 days from symptom onset, 24 hours fever free (no fever-reducing medication) and symptoms are resolved.
Protocols for individuals exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID (a close contact)
A “close contact” is defined as when a student has been in close contact (within six feet, for more than 15 minutes, over a 24-hour period) with someone who has tested positive for COVID.
All individuals who are exposed to a positive COVID case are recommended to monitor for symptoms and follow the guidelines below based on their vaccination status. Individuals who exhibit symptoms of illness should quarantine immediately and get tested at TTUSD’s COVID testing sites for symptomatic staff and students.
Symptoms of illness include a runny nose, sore throat, fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nasal congestion, and vomiting.
Protocols for fully vaccinated individuals with no symptoms of illness do not have to quarantine
Individuals who have been fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine after exposure but should wear a mask for 10 days, even when not at school, after the exposure.
Individuals are encouraged to test on Day 5 after exposure.
If your student is vaccinated and/or boosted, please share their vaccine record with their school if you have not already done so. You may email or text a picture of their vaccine record to your school secretary or principal.
Protocols for unvaccinated individuals who have no symptoms of illness are eligible for modified quarantine
If the unvaccinated individual was exposed to a positive COVID case, they were wearing a mask at the time of exposure, and they have no COVID-19 symptoms, the student is eligible for in-school modified quarantine.
Quarantine period for individuals put in home-quarantine during the week of January 24-28, 2022
If any vaccinated individuals are quarantined during the week of January 24-28, 2022, effective Monday, January 31, 2022, if they remain symptom-free, they will be eligible to return to school on Monday, January 31, 2022, with proof that the child is fully vaccinated against COVID.
If any unvaccinated individual or classroom is quarantined during the week of January 24-28, 2022, effective Monday, January 31, 2022, if they remain symptom-free, they will be eligible for modified quarantine.
Effective Saturday, January 29, 2022, our temporary (more restrictive) measures will be lifted for all extracurricular activities including theater, dance, band, academic teams, and sports. For high school athletics, we will be following NIAA and CIF guidelines.
There are some testing requirements for indoor, high contact sports for unvaccinated individuals. No testing is required for outdoor sports.
Spectators (with face masks on while indoors) will be allowed at home games.
Visitors and Volunteers Effective January 31, 2022, visitors and volunteers are allowed back on campus as long as the individual follows all TTUSD COVID-19 protocols while on campus and volunteers have completed the clearance process.
Visitors and Volunteers
Effective January 31, 2022, visitors and volunteers are allowed back on campus as long as the individual follows all TTUSD COVID-19 protocols while on campus and volunteers have completed the clearance process.
TTUSD's testing sites for symptomatic students and staff
TTUSD now offers two COVID testing sites for our students and staff members should they become symptomatic. This is not surveillance testing - it is only for students and staff who are ill. Testing is not available for parents/guardians, and it is not for trips or other personal means. Please register your child in Primary Health if you have not already for all testing needs.
Testing locations for SYMPTOMATIC TTUSD students and staff:
TTUSD’s District Office, 11603 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee in the modular in the back parking lot. (view map here) (Drive around to the back of the main building.)
Rideout, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City (where Tahoe Lake was temporarily) 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
NOTE: These TTUSD testing sites are for symptomatic staff and students only during the school year. This testing site is NOT for family members. For the community, free COVID-19 testing is available in Truckee through Placer County Public Health. It is not necessary to have symptoms; however, pre-registration is required and can be done at http://www.lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 888-634-1123.
All safety mitigation measures currently in place, including wearing face masks when indoors, remain in place. Note: CDPH’s Current Guidance for Schools requires face masks to be worn when indoors. This mask mandate indoors is regardless of whether or not students are present.
TTUSD has N95 masks from the state (through PCOE) that will be distributed to students and staff in the next week.
TTUSD recently received COVID-19 home tests from the state. We will be distributing these COVID-19 home tests to all students before Ski Skate Week. This is a preventative measure to prevent any spread of COVID when students return to school. More details to come as we get closer to Ski Skate Week.