COVID 19 Guidelines


    AUHSD Covid 19 information and resources 



    COVID-19 Symptoms

    Any student or staff member who develops new, unexplained COVID-19 symptoms should not return to campus until it is clear that symptoms are mild and improving or are due to a non-infectious cause (e.g., allergies). This includes waiting until 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications. 


    Should students or staff members experience unexplained COVID-19 symptoms, they should administer an at home COVID-19 antigen test and mask as a precaution.


    Testing Positive for COVID-19 and Returning to School

    Proper isolation following a COVID-19 positive test is critical for our public health and to reduce in-school transmission. We ask that families follow the recommendations listed on Table 1 of this CDPH guidance, including staying home for at least 5 days from symptom onset (or positive test if no symptoms).  Please follow the link below  on What to Do if you Test Positive for COVID-19.  Parents should notify the school attendance office of the positive case so the school can monitor for outbreaks.



    Staff members will follow the directions from the HR Department regarding their return to work per current OSHA regulations.


    Exposure to COVID-19

    Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should test for COVID-19 3-5 days after close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 positive individual. No quarantine is required due to close contact.




Illness and When to Keep Your Student Home

  • 1. If your child has a fever. When a child has a temperature of 100 or more, they are often both infectious and also really not feeling well. You cannot truly assess temperature if kids have taken Tylenol or ibuprofen, so make sure you do not check when those medications are on board. Students should be afebrile (fever-free) for at least 24 hours without medication before they return to school.

    2. If your child feels ill enough that they cannot participate in class or focus on learning activities.

    3. If your child is contagious (pink eye, strep throat, flu). Please keep your child home in this case. They will recover better and faster, and are less likely to spread their illness to other students and teachers. If your child needs antibiotics, they should NOT return to school until they have been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours. Students should bring medical documentation (a note from doctor) indicating they have been evaluated and treated, with any pertinent information about their current health status.

    4. Vomiting and/or diarrhea. Your child should not return until they have no vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours.

    Sometimes there is not a clear line between when your child should come to school and when s/he should stay home. Any of the above are when students should definitely stay home from school. If you take your child to the doctor, please turn in medical documentation with an update on their condition