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If an employee or a student has tested positive for COVID-19, been exposed, or is experiencing symptoms, use these guidelines below for instructions on isolation and testing and to learn what to do.


If students test positive for COVID, please keep them home and report their illness to the Attendance Line. 

Employees enter an Absence in Frontline and contact HR at for more instructions.

Test Positive:

  • Stay home if you have COVID-19 symptoms until you have been fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medicine AND other COVID-19 symptoms are mild and improving.
    • If you do not have symptoms, you should still follow the recommendations below to reduce exposure to others.
  • Mask when you are around other people indoors for 10 days after you become sick (or 10 days after you test positive, if you do not have symptoms).
    • You may remove your mask sooner than day 10 if you test negative with an antigen test twice, with at least one day in between tests. 
  • Avoid contact with people at higher risk for severe COVID-19 for 10 days. This includes the elderly, those who live in congregate care facilities, and people with weak immune systems or medical conditions that put them at higher risk for serious illness.
If you have mild or moderate symptoms, a healthcare provider may decide you are eligible for COVID-19 treatment. Talk with your doctor as soon as possible about COVID-19 treatment if you are at higher risk of severe illness. Free treatment options are available, regardless of insurance or immigration status.
Do not delay seeking treatment for COVID-19 - it works best when given as soon as possible after testing positive.

Have Symptoms:

If you experience symptoms but test negative for COVID, remain at home until symptoms are improving and fever-free for 24 hours.  Repeat testing in 24-48 hours.  
  • Wear a mask and get tested right away - visit the County’s testing webpage to find a testing site near you or get free at-home tests.  
  • While you are waiting for your COVID-19 test results, stay home until you have been fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medicine and other symptoms are improving. 
  • Watch your symptoms closely and get medical care if you feel worse, especially if you are at higher risk of serious illness
Free COVID tests are available in our Health Offices and Human Resources.
COVID Symptoms