COVID-19 Protocols


  • Anyone entering school property (school buses as well as school buildings and grounds) is required to wear a mask at all times, other than during approved meal times or during authorized physical conditioning activities.
  • Masks should be at least 2 layers and at least 140 thread count if cotton.
  • Masks should be worn properly and used in accordance with CDPH guidelines COVID-19: Considerations for Wearing Masks, particularly in indoor environments, on school buses, and areas where physical distancing alone is not sufficient to prevent disease transmission.
  • Masks with a one way valve are not acceptable.
  • Masks should be washed and changed daily or if damaged, soiled or damp.
  • Employees are not required to wear a cloth mask when alone in a private office or booth or a walled cubicle.
  • Medical grade masks will be worn by the health center staff and by any employee who cares for sick children or who has close contact with any child with a medical condition that precludes the child’s use of a cloth mask.
  • Students should bring at least 2 masks to school daily and will have the option to wear a mask of their choice. It is important to note that a mask with a one way valve is not permitted. The health center and divisional offices will keep a supply of masks for those lost or damaged while on campus.
  • It is important to try not to touch the mask and to wash hands frequently.

Symptom Screening

  • Screening will be conducted before students, staff and visitors may enter the school.
  • Screening will include a check-in concerning cough, shortness of breath, or experience of fever, and any other symptoms of COVID. These checks will be done remotely using a digital app or in person upon arrival. A temperature check with a non-contact thermometer will be included in the symptom check if feasible.
  • The health center should be notified of any positive screening result at 818.505.5355 or

Transmission control

Testing is recommended for all close contacts of a person with confirmed COVID-19

  • A “close contact” refers to the following people who were exposed to a person with presumed or confirmed COVID-19 while they were infectious:
    • An individual who was within 6 feet of a person with confirmed COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes cumulatively within a 24 hour period
    • An individual who had unprotected contact with the patient’s body fluids and/or secretions, for example, being coughed or sneezed on, sharing utensils or saliva, or providing care without wearing appropriate protective equipment
    • An individual who is living in a household with an individual with COVID-19

A person with COVID-19 is considered to be infectious:

  • A person with a presumed or confirmed COVID-19 case is considered to be infectious from 48 hours before their symptoms started until their isolation period ends; Their isolation period ends once fever free for 24 hours, symptoms improving, and 10 days have passed
  • If asymptomatic (no symptoms of illness) with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 infection, then individual is considered to be infectious from 48 hours before their test was taken until 10 days after their test was taken

Measures if a person on campus develops a fever or COVID symptoms

  • Symptomatic individuals must leave campus immediately and notify the health team
    • Any child or adult with one high-risk or two low-risk criteria should be considered to have “COVID-like illness”
      • One high risk symptom including: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell
      • Two low risk symptoms including: sore throat, nasal congestion/discharge, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, headache, fatigue
  • Any household family members will also be required to leave the school and isolate at home until it is determined if the symptomatic person has COVID
  • Stay home until cleared to return to campus by the health team
  • Testing is recommended if respiratory symptoms (cough, congestion, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell) and fever are present
    • If Tested:
      • Negative test result: if results are negative and the individual has an alternate diagnosis in writing from a physician (e.g. tested positive for influenza), then returning to campus should be based on that diagnosis. If no alternate diagnosis is given, then the individual must continue to isolate for 10 days.
      • Positive test result, may return to school:
        • Once fever free for 24 hours, symptoms improving, AND 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared 
    • If Not Tested: Assume positive. May return to campus when fever free for 24 hours, symptoms improving, AND 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

Measures if a person tests positive for COVID-19

  • Notify the Campbell Hall Health Center at 818.505.5355 or Health Center staff will notify the local Department of Public Health (DPH). DPH will follow-up directly with exposed students and employees through the DPH Case and Contact Investigation Program to collect additional information and issue the Health Officer Order for Quarantine
  • If asymptomatic (no symptoms of illness) then must be isolated for 10 days
  • If symptoms of fever (100.4 F orally/100.0 F forehead) or respiratory symptoms develop
    • May return to school once fever free for 24 hours, symptoms improving, AND 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

Measures if a person reports exposure to someone with COVID-19

  • Students and employees with an exposure to the case should test for COVID-19, whether or not they have symptoms, and should inform the school of test results
  • Home quarantine is required for 10 days since last exposure to the case while infectious, even if they receive a negative test result is received during the quarantine period (per Campbell Hall policy)
    • A person who tests negative during the incubation period may subsequently develop disease, with or without symptoms

A positive COVID-19 test result should be reported

  • Parents should notify the LACDPH hotline at 213.240.7941 immediately if someone in their household (adults and school-aged children) has a positive test. Employees should do the same.
  • A confirmed positive COVID-19 test result is important to report to the Campbell Hall Health Center at 818.505.5355 or in order to commence contact tracing of all close contacts within 48 hours. This will also ensure LACDPH notification.
  • Given the widespread nature of this virus, a confirmed diagnosis is not unexpected. Campbell Hall, along with the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, will investigate each positive case. If it is determined a student has been in close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, Campbell Hall will notify parents directly.
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