Importantly, LACDPH has updated its guidance related to potentially exposed individuals. While this has created more categories of individuals, it will also allow more individuals to stay in school.
The charts below contain important clarifications from LACDPH as of today. Please refer to these charts for the latest guidance.
Positive cases (chart)
Must wear an upgraded/highly protective mask and monitor for symptoms for 10 days if returning before day 10
Testing Requirements for Positive Cases and Close Contacts
In order to be able to continue to attend or return after day 5 -
Importantly, we recommend PCR testing for initial diagnosis (surveillance and close contact testing) and antigen testing for individuals who have previously tested positive and are testing in order to return on Day 5. Antigen tests are a better indicator that the infectious period has passed than the more sensitive PCR tests, which can detect non-contagious levels of the virus long after the individual has recovered.
While we always recommend lab-verified or supervised tests, if an individual must submit an over-the-counter test, it needs to be an FDA-authorized test, and: