- Seek medical advice – Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
- Avoid contact with others.
- Not travel on public transportation while sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others.
- Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Students and staff returning from mainland China arriving in the United States since February 3, 2020, should be excluded from school for 14 days, beginning the day after they left China.
WHEN SHOULD I STAY HOME?
fever of 100.0 or higher
unusually red, itchy, watery, or burning eyes
or generally feel ill
New California School Immunization Requirements effective July 1st, 2019
Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, changes to the California school immunizations requirement regulations are as follows:
Requiring 2 (rather than 1 @ <13 years) doses of chickenpox vaccine at:
- Kindergarten entry
- 7th grade advancement
- K-12 new admission or transfer
Age and date restrictions removed for the following:
- Mumps, hepatitis B, Hib, pertussis, chickenpox
Admission/transfer for K-12
- 2 doses MMR
- 3 doses Hep B
Medical exemptions for new admissions:
- Must be signed
- California - licensed Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
- Each temporary exemption may be issued for no more than 12 months
Additional resources to support the new requirements can be found at https://www.shotsforschool.org/