COVID-19 (Coronavirus) & MPX Health Resources
School leaders are in close contact with the County Department of Health and Human Services to obtain the most current guidance related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19.
If your child tests positive for COVID-19 please contact KSD school nurse, Laurel Yrun at email@example.com immediately.
Public Health Resources
COVID-19 Public Health Update for Schools & When to Stay Home
Please join Marin County Office of Education and Marin Public Health on Thursday, January 12 at 4 p.m. for a Return From Break Public Health Update.
The presentation will be recorded and posted on the Rethinking Schools Websiteand live simultaneous translation will be available. Questions can be sent ahead of time firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see Zoom details below:
Webinar ID: 856 1205 7480, Passcode: 496906
Dial In: (408) 638-0968
Free COVID-19 Tests Available
If you would like a test please stop by your child’s school office and request a COVID-19 test box. If you have any questions about COVID tests please reach out to our school nurse, Laurel Yrun, email@example.com.
Illness Symptoms? When to Stay Home
Please reference this exposure notice for information on symptoms, communicability and prevention. (English I Spanish).
Please keep your child home if they are sick. It's not too late to get your flu vaccine. Please contact our school nurse Laurel Yrun (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you may have about how to navigate illness and school this year.
COVID-19 & Monkeypox Information
ESSER Approved Expenditure Plan and Return to School Certification - Board approved October 12, 2021
Public Health COVID Update | Return to School Testing Guidance
The Marin County Public Health continues to enforce the Marin County SMARTER Schools Plan for the 2022-2023 school year, this is the same plan that was implemented at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 academic year. The KSD will continue to reference Marin County’s Public Health’s Isolation, Quarantine, and Travel Guidance for TK-12 Schools to address COVID exposure.
Please see below information regarding updated COVID School Policy and Guidance as of 10/7/22:
The CDC COVID-19 Community Level is Low (case rates and hospitalizations).MCPH recommends persons to wear a mask based on personal preference, informed by personal level of risk.
On 10/4/22, Isolation and Quarantine guidance was updated with the following recommendations for students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19:
- Isolation can end and students may return to school on day 6 if fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication AND symptoms are resolving.
- Students with resolving symptoms are not advised to test again and should wear a mask from day 6-10.
- A negative test should not be required to return to school/care unless the child/student is unable to mask until day 11 due to age or developmental/medical concerns.
- A negative test should be required in order to participate in sports for which masking is not recommended (water polo, swimming, wrestling, competitive cheer) on days 6-10.
- Staff must show a negative test from day 6-10 in order to return to work and remain masked until day 11 per CalOSHA regulations. (See Table 1 for more information about requirements for staff).
Language from our travel guidance has been updated to align with CDC guidance. MCPH is still recommending that all students and staff test 5 days after returning home from travel.
COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools was updated to reflect extension of the COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave through December 31, 2022, through passage of Assembly Bill 152.
- Smarter Schools Plan - English and Spanish
- Marin County’s Public Health’s Isolation, Quarantine, and Travel Guidance for TK-12 Schools.
- Marin Public Health Dashboard
- Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Surveillance Update
- Marin County Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Resources
- CDC COVID-19 Resources
- Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19
- Marin Public Health Information Archive 2020-2022
Public health as opened Covid-19 vaccinations to everyone who lives or works in Marin and are age 5 and older.
- COVID-19 Vaccine for Pediatrics - vaccine information, recordings of the panel discussions, FAQ
- Marin County HHS Vaccine Finder
Public Health Information on Local COVID-19 Testing Options
- Whether your family is insured or not there are free and easy testing options in our county.
Free COVID-19 Tests Avaiable
- Order your own free at home test kits: With COVID-19 home test kits now available from the federal government, Marin County Public Health is urging residents to log onto COVIDtests.gov and place an order for your free at-home COVID-19 tests. Or you can go directly to the USPS site to place your order atspecial.usps.com/testkits.
- Reimbursement from health insurance providers: As of January 15, 2022, health insurance providers must provide reimbursement for the cost of up to eight at home COVID-19 tests per month, which may be purchased from a pharmacy, store or online retailer and submitted a claim or reimbursement. Kaiser has reached out to patients to provide notification and is accepting forms through their www.KP.org patient portals (see this document to help navigate).
- Find a covid test website : Go to www.findacovidtest.org for up to date information on where antigen tests may be available.
October 7, 2022 Update:
CDPH released MPX guidance for child care facilities and schools. MPX transmission among the general public and children remains low and to date, CDPH has not received any reports of MPX spread in these settings. The guidance notes that schools and child care facilities should follow their everyday operational guidance to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases and contact their local health department in the event of any concern for MPX exposure.
To help prevent the spread of germs:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
Talking to Your Children about COVID-19
- National Association of School Pyschologists - guidelines, tips, and resources