Health & Safety Measures
We continue to support a safe return to in-person learning this school year following all health and safety protocols as directed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and local public health department.
We will continue to communicate updates or revisions of any state and local guidance and/or recommendations for schools. As a community, we will continue to work together to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, and community. We are committed to providing a healthy environment in which our students can learn and thrive and comply with all state and county guidance, orders, and mandates.
Masks: All TK-12 students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, are required to mask indoors. Masks are optional outdoors but are highly encouraged in congested areas.
We know there can be congested areas during the school day. Our students will be taught when they should be wearing their masks even when outdoors.
- Cambrian students will wear their masks as they enter and exit the school grounds.
- Cambrian students will wear their masks during passing periods.
- Students will keep their masks with them at all times, allowing them to take safe mask breaks while actively eating, drinking and exercising. They can do this by simply pulling their mask under their chin or having it attached to a lanyard.
Physical Distancing: There are no distancing requirements for classrooms or schools. Recent evidence indicates that in-person instruction can occur safely without minimum physical distancing requirements when other mitigation strategies (e.g., masking) are implemented.
- At each school site, Physical distancing will be implemented to the greatest extent possible as an additional mitigating layer of safety in classrooms and during outdoor activities.
- TK-5 students will eat lunch with their class. Lunch will be eaten outside and utilizing social distancing to the greatest extent possible. In the case of inclement weather or poor air quality requiring an indoor lunch, space around the school will be used to maximize social distancing.
Other Safety Strategies: We will continue to:
- Routinely replace MERV-13 filters in all HVAC systems.
- Emphasize frequent and proper handwashing as well as provide hand sanitizer in each room.
- Have students eat outside as much as possible.
- Regularly clean frequently touched surfaces.
- Offer COVID-19 testing for staff and add an option for students.
Close Contact Tracing and Quarantine: There is a lot of detail that goes into close contact tracing and quarantine requirements. Please know that our teams are staying on top of all these requirements, working closely with the Santa Clara County of Health and State officials. We have multiple layers of support here in Cambrian to work through each situation.
- Close contact definition: A close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of the infected person for at least 15 minutes at any time beginning 24 hours before the infected person had symptoms or tested positive.
- Students and staff exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 while at school will be isolated and sent home. (see self-screening section above for details)
- Quarantine: 10 days. A positive case or close contact will need to quarantine at home for 10 days. Teachers will provide work for students in quarantine. Notification will go out to appropriate parties: the case, close contact/s, and the school community. Case or close contact can return to school on day 11.
- Modified Quarantine: A close contact qualifies for a modified quarantine if both the contact and the case were wearing masks during exposure, the close contact is asymptomatic and tests negative immediately and on day 5. This applied to students only and applies to school settings only. A modified quarantine means the student can continue to come to school but will be excluded from extracurricular activities. Testing will be available at each school site. Notification will go out to appropriate parties: the case, close contact/s and the school community.
- Shortened Quarantine: A 10-day quarantine can be shortened to 7 days if the close contact has been asymptomatic and tests negative on day 5 from the last exposure. Student/s return to school and extracurricular activities on day 8.