Santa Ana Unified School District
Staff Member Guide: What happens next? / FAQs
“Close Contact / COVID Exposure”
I was identified as a close contact or had a possible COVID exposure. What happens next?
Per CDC, close contact is defined as someone sharing the same indoor airspace (e.g. classroom, team, activity group) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes) during a person’s infectious period. .
- You do not need to report your possible COVID exposure on FLAIRZ UNLESS YOU DEVELOP SYMPTOMS.
- FLAIRZ Determination: once FLAIRZ has made a determination, provide a copy or screenshot of the notification or email to your supervisor.
- Determination - CLEARED: If you were cleared by FLAIRZ, then you may remain physically at work. Although you are cleared to remain at work after your exposure, per CDPH, close contacts should be tested 3 to 5 days after being exposed and, per Cal/OSHA masking guidance, wear a well-fitting mask indoors around others (even at home), especially around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, for 10 days after you were last exposed—even if your test is negative.
- . You do not need to quarantine while you wait to be tested or while you wait for your test results, unless you later develop symptoms. If you later develop symptoms, then report a new case on FLAIRZ for a new determination.
- Determination - ON HOLD: If you were placed “ON HOLD” by FLAIRZ, then immediately go home, notify your supervisor, and see the section below for details.
I was placed “On Hold” by the FLAIRZ / the Covid Task Force. What happens next?
- Stay Home & Isolate. Keep your family members and friends safe by isolating since you are uncertain if you have the COVID-19 virus. Do NOT assume it is a cold/flu. READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOU GET TESTED. Per CDPH, . Being exposed does not necessarily mean that you already have COVID-19 or will get COVID-19. It DOES mean you should take steps to help protect yourself and those around you in case you have been infected. You should watch your health closely for 10 days after your last contact with someone who has tested positive to see if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19. Get tested 3–5 days following your last exposure date, per Cal/OSHA masking guidance, Wear a well-fitting mask indoors around others (even at home), especially around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, for 10 days after you were last exposed—even if your test is negative.
- . The COVID Task Force can assist you in finding the appropriate date for you to be tested. The COVID Task Force will send you a notification or email, within 1 business day*, regarding testing information. *Please note, if there is a high peak of COVID cases, it may take longer for the COVID Task Force to review your case. If you already tested positive for COVID-19, then upload your test results on FLAIRZ. The COVID Task Force will call you soon for contact tracing.
- Report Absences: you are responsible for reporting your absences. Report your absences on a day to day basis until you receive a notification or a call from the Covid Task Force.
- Testing: Most likely, within one business day, you will get a notification / email from FLAIRZ indicating that you are to be tested.
- TEST PENDING: most test results take 15 - 30 minutes.
- UPLOAD RESULTS: once you receive your results, upload them on the FLAIRZ app. A negative test does not automatically clear you to return to work. The COVID Task Force will determine, based on the improvement of your symptoms, if you are cleared to return to work.
- PHONE CALL: The COVID Task Force will review your results and case within one business day after you submit your results on FLAIRZ. You will then receive a notification/email from FLAIRZ of your return to work day. Enter additional absences if needed.
- NOTIFY: Notify your supervisor of your return to work date and provide them proof by sending them a copy or screenshot of the FLAIRZ notification / email that indicates the return to work date.
For questions or concerns, contact:
SAUSD - COVID Task Force
(Phone) 714-480-5282 (Email) CovidTaskForce@sausd.us