WNS is following the protocols set forth by the LA County Department of Public Health for K-12 schools, click here.
If a student or faculty/staff member exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, we will isolate them in the Nurse’s office, send them home immediately, and ask them to get a test for COVID-19. The class/cohort will remain at school.
Click here for the CDC Pathway for Symptom Exposure chart. Click here for the LACDPH COVID-19 symptom and advice webpage. Click here for the CDPH Exposure Guidance Chart.
If that person tests positive for COVID-19, the class or cohort will be sent home or told to remain at home to quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure to the afflicted person. The school, through the HR Director, will contact trace to identify all potential contacts. Those who are healthy can participate in online learning with their cohort and their teacher. Everyone in this cohort will be urged to test for COVID-19. However, two negative test results can shorten the 14-day quarantine period. The classroom and any areas where the afflicted spent significant time will be closed and disinfected and rigorously cleaned. The school will notify the county public health department and initiate contact tracing. Click here for LACDPH guidelines on isolation. Click here for home quarantine information from the LACDPH. Click here for the CDC infographic of this process.
If that person tests negative for COVID-19, the cohort remains at school and proceeds as usual. The symptomatic person may return to school three days after the symptoms resolve.
If a student or faculty/staff member has close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case, that person will be sent home immediately. They must quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure to the afflicted person.
The school will recommend testing for COVID-19. In this case, a negative test will not shorten the quarantine period. The rest of the class can remain on campus. The quarantined but healthy student should participate in online learning.
If 5% of the Westside Neighborhood School students and faculty and staff participating in On-Campus Learning test positive for COVID-19, the entire school will move to online learning for a period of time determined in conjunction with Los Angeles County Public Health officials. Similarly, if multiple cohorts within the school have moved to online learning such that the school either has staffing issues or believes a spread is occurring because of positive COVID-19 members, the school will announce a move to online learning.