Santa Ana Unified School District
Staff Member Guide: What happens next?
“Close Contact / COVID Exposure” (NO SYMPTOMS)
I was identified as a close contact or had a possible covid exposure. What happens next?
Per CDC, a close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an individual that TESTED positive for COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more cumulative.
- Report on FLAIRZ: you need to report your possible covid exposure on FLAIRZ. FLAIRZ is able to determine if you need to quarantine based on your vaccination status and if you have developed any symptoms.
- FLAIRZ Determination: once FLAIRZ has made a determination, provide a copy or screenshot of the notification or email to your supervisor.
- CLEARED: If you were cleared by FLAIRZ, then you may remain physically at work. The COVID Task Force may still send you to be tested as a precaution. Wait, DO NOT GET TESTED. You do not want to be tested too soon, especially if you were a close contact. Per CDC, close contacts should be tested 3 to 5 days after being exposed. The COVID Task Force will know the appropriate date for you to be tested. The COVID Task Force will send you a notification or email, within 1-2 business days, regarding testing information. If you were cleared, but sent to be tested, you do not need to quarantine while you wait to be tested or while you wait for your test results, unless if you later develop symptoms, then report a new case on FLAIRZ for a new 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. DO NOT GET TESTED You do not want to be tested too soon, especially if you were a close contact. Per CDC, close contacts should be tested 3 to 5 days after being exposed. The COVID Task Force will know 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. If you already tested positive for COVID-19, then upload your test results on FLAIRZ. You will be called that same business day for contact tracing.
- Report Absences: you are responsible to report your absences. Report your absences on a day to day basis until you receive a notification or a call from the Covid Task Force. You can enter your absence as “covid sick”. “COVID sick” absences are not taken from an employee's personal sick/vacation leave balance, unless if the employee has already exhausted their COVID sick leave benefit. Click Here for details.
- Testing: Most likely, within one business day, you will get a notification / email from FLAIRZ indicating that you are to be tested. Your test may be scheduled that same day, the next day, or 3 days after. Per CDC, close contacts should wait 3 to 5 days to be tested after having an exposure. You should now report your absences for the next 3 days, which is the typically waiting period for results.
- TEST PENDING: you will most likely have to wait 2 to 3 days for your test results.
- UPLOAD RESULTS: once you receive your results, upload them on the FLAIRZ app. The COVID Task Force may also receive them from the urgent care/testing facility. Even if you test negative, you may still need to complete a 10-day quarantine. A negative test does not clear you to return to work.
- PHONE CALL: The COVID Task Force will call you to review your results and case within one duty day after they receive the results. They will then provide you the return to work day and give you an explanation. 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.