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Managing Cases

MBUSD aligns with LACDPH, CDPH, and Cal/OSHA with regard to isolation and quarantine. Generally, school guidance for students aligns with general guidance for the community and public. Rules for employees are established by Cal/OSHA. LACDPH’s guidance can be found here, CDPH’s guidance can be found here, and Cal/OSHA’s standards can be found here and here

MBUSD is required to maintain records of positive cases, to report clusters of 3 or more cases to LACDPH, and to notify close contacts of potential exposure. 

Parents of students who have tested positive are instructed to report such cases to their school offices; employees who have tested positive are instructed to report their cases to the Deputy Superintendent. 

Current guidance (strongly recommended for students and required for employees):
  • Isolate immediately
  • Isolation may end after day 5, if:
      • Fever-free without medication for 24 hours
      • No symptoms or symptoms are improved
    Testing is not required to leave isolation on days 6-10 but is strongly recommended.
  • Mask using a highly protective mask through day 10 when around others except when eating or drinking, unless the individual has two sequential negative test results from tests taken at least 24 hours apart.