This plan is updated regularly and re-adopted by BVUSD trustees at least every six months.  


BVUSD is adopting CDPH's Testing Framework for K-12 Schools for its programs. 


The CDPH is finalizing a School Health Framework Guidance that will address how to prevent the spread of all communicable diseases, including COVID-19, in schools. No new requirements for schools are anticipated. Until that guidance is provided, the 2022-23 guidance remains in effect. Cal/OSHA’s non-emergency guidelines for the workplace, which include exposure notification protocol, remain in effect for school staff.


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Classroom Exposure:

Symptoms & Positive Cases

Vaccinations & Boosters



Effective March 13, 2023, CDPH has shortened the duration for COVID-related isolation, masking, and infectious periods. As we have done consistently, BVUSD will follow the new guidance. 

The full update is available here, but a summary of changes is as follows:







Individuals are still required to isolate and mask while infectious, and the following details remain unchanged:


As we enter our fourth school year with COVID, the safety protocols continue to become less restrictive and school-based services and tracking systems are beginning to fade. 


The guidance set forth has been established by the state (CDPH, Cal/OSHA) and local experts (SoCo PH) as the “floor,” or the minimum agreements required to participate in our community. 


Compliance with the baseline protocols is largely based on an “honor system.”  In other words, it is our expectation that all members of our community act with integrity and demonstrate respect for their schools and each other by adhering  to community protocols regardless of their individual belief systems.


In the first 30 months of this virus, we focused heavily on prioritizing physical health. As we enter year 4, we are recognizing the need to prioritize social-emotional health as well. 

In addition to safety protocols and self-care (the primary buzzwords of the past couple years), we need to emphasize efforts to heal and to connect. 


Per CDPH - 3.13.23

Confirmed cases should isolate for five days, and mask indoors and when around others during a full 10 days following symptom onset (or positive test if no symptoms).  However, after ending isolation (no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and symptoms are improving), confirmed cases may remove their mask sooner than Day 10 with two sequential negative tests at least one day apart. If antigen test results are positive, the person may still be infectious, and should continue wearing a mask and wait at least one day before taking another test.

Exposed persons should mask for 10 days following an identified close contact to someone with COVID-19, especially high-risk contacts.​

All persons wearing masks should optimize mask fit and filtration, ideally through use of a respirator (N95, KN95, KF94) or surgical mask. See Get the Most out of Masking and Masking Tips for Children (PDF) for more information.


In the case of a classroom/on-campus exposure:


Day 0 continues to be defined as either: 

The infectious period is still defined as 48 hours prior to Day 0.


Per CDPH - 3.13.23

Isolation: Separates those infected with a contagious disease from people who are not infected.

Quarantine: Restricts the movement of susceptible persons who were exposed to a contagious disease in case they become infected.

Confirmed Case​, Potential Exposure and Close Contact:

​Confirmed Case: A person who has received a positive result of the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus as confirmed by a COVID-19 viral test or clinical diagnosis.​

Potential exposure: Someone sharing the same indoor airspace, e.g., home, clinic waiting room, airplane etc., for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes) during a confirmed case's infectious period.

Close contact: "Close Contact" means the following:

Spaces that are separated by floor-to-ceiling walls (e.g., offices, suites, rooms, waiting areas, bathrooms, or break or eating areas that are separated by floor-to-ceiling walls) must be considered distinct indoor airspaces.

Infectious Period:

For the purposes of identifying close contacts and exposures, symptomatic and asymptomatic infected persons who end isolation in accordance with this guidance and are no longer considered to be within their infectious period. Such persons should continue to follow CDPH isolation recommendations, including wearing a well-fitting face mask through Day 10​.


Per CDPH - 3.13.23

All persons with COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection, should:


Students may return to school after Day 5, as long as symptoms are improving/mild and there has been no fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication). A test is no longer required to exit isolation. 

While a test is no longer required to exit isolation, two negative tests, taken one day apart, are required in order to remove masks (between days 6-10) in the classroom. If the tests are positive, or the student does not take two tests, then masks are required in the classroom through the end of Day 10. 

Per Cal/OSHA requirements, adults in schools must stay masked for a full 10 days, even if they exit isolation earlier. 

The primary difference for adults is that masking after an active case is required for 10 days (where as students can remove their masks with two negative tests taken one day apart. 


Per CDPH - 3.13.23

Exposed Individuals:

Should consider testing as soon as possible to determine infection status and follow all isolation recommendations above if testing positive. Knowing one is infected early enables (a) earlier access to treatment options, if indicated (especially for those who may be at risk for severe illness), and (b) notification of exposed persons (close contacts) who may also benefit by knowing if they are infected. If testing negative before Day 3, retest at least a day later at least once, during the 3–5 day window following exposure.

Persons previously infected in the last 31–90 days should also test, even if asymptomatic and regardless of vaccination status, given the increased transmissibility and increased repeat infections with the circulating Omicron variant, and the higher likelihood that they may be infected.  

Exposed persons should mask for 10 days following an identified close contact to someone with COVID-19, especially high-risk contacts.​


Per CDPH - 3.13.23

In the workplace, employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Non-Emergency Regulations​ or in some workplaces the Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) Standard (PDF) and should consult those regulations for additional applicable requirements. In certain healthcare situations or settings and other covered facilities, services and operations, surgical masks (or higher filtration masks) are required.​

Additional information about how CDPH isolation and quarantine guidance affects covered workplaces may be found in COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations FAQs.

The primary difference for adults is that masking after an active case is required for 10 days (where as students can remove their masks with two negative tests taken one day apart. 


Testing is required in the following circumstances:

Testing is no longer required: 

Testing is recommended: 


SCOE’s website includes a site for current COVID-19 information, which is a good resource for school leaders seeking clarification from CDPH and CalOSHA sites

This document is updated and board approved at least every six months. 

Most recently, it was approved at the October 12, 2022 meeting.

State guidance that applies recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to the California context.  The guidance is reviewed regularly by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).  Additional guidance, including additional requirements, may be issued by local public health officials, local educational agencies, and/or other authorities.

In workplaces, employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) or in some workplaces the Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Standard, and should consult those regulations for additional applicable requirements.

A repository of key resources and guidance related to Covid-19 and schools with new resources added on a regular basis. Information includes: testing, vaccines, contact tracing, mental health, and current CDPH guidance.    

Plans for future phases of COVID-19:

Shots, Masks, Awareness, Readiness, Testing, Education, Rx. 

For schools, (pages 20-21) the emphasis remains on vaccination, improved indoor air quality, group tracing approaches, student mental health, testing (with a shift towards OTC testing), and preparation towards moving away from universal masking.



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