9-8-2021 SFPS COVID-19 Update

9-8-2021 SFPS COVID-19 Update
Posted on 09/09/2021

Two SFPS students have tested positive for COVID-19, as provided below.  When there’s a positive case, SFPS’ COVID-19 response specialist, lead nurse or the school’s nurse will identify any close contacts and call parents on next steps, including quarantining and testing. SFPS reviews each case individually to determine the most appropriate course of action. School communities are informed of positive cases.  

  • A student at Nava Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 on September 4th, 2021. The student had last been on campus on September 3rd.
  • A student at Kearny Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 on September 8th. The student had last been on campus on September 7th. 

None of these cases were contracted from within SFPS. All personal identifying information will remain confidential and all reporting and cleaning protocols are being followed.

According to Public Education Department guidelines dated September 2nd, individuals who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and who have had close contact with a COVID-19 infectious individual are not required to quarantine if they meet the following criteria:

  • Are fully vaccinated (i.e., more than 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose vaccine or more than two weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)
  • Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure

Any parent/guardian of a student testing positive for COVID-19 must provide a list of close contacts to the Department of Health and SFPS’ lead school nurse or the COVID-19 response specialist who assists with contact tracing.

Any student who displays acute COVID-related symptoms while at school will be sent home out of precaution. A student being sent home due to non-COVID-19 symptoms does not mean that the student is positive for COVID-19.

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