COVID-19 Updates as of Aug. 2023

Notre Dame High School COVID-19 Policy

  1. Parents reporting student absences due to illness must report if a student has tested positive for COVID-19.
  2. Students and/or staff who test positive should: 
    • Isolate for 5 days.
    • After 5 days, return to campus if there are no symptoms and/or are fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine.
    • If a fever persists, continue to isolate until fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication and symptoms are mild and improving.
    • If symptoms other than fever are not improving, do not return to school until symptoms are resolving, or after day 10.
  3. Students and/or staff who have close contacts/exposures to COVID-19 should:
    • Test three to five days after last exposure. Tests are available upon request in the Student Wellness Center (SLC 103).
    • Wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days, especially in indoor settings.
    • Only test if symptomatic.
    • Continue coming to campus if there are no symptoms.
  4. Quick Reference Guides:

Guests (visitors, volunteers and guest speakers) on campus

  1. Guests must not come to campus if they have any COVID-19 or cold/flu symptoms.
  2. It is strongly recommended that guests be vaccinated, but ND is no longer requiring proof of vaccination.
  3. Guests must follow the current Notre Dame masking policy (including the masking policy for the particular space they are in).
  4. Guests should follow the guidelines on the CDPH website if recovering from COVID-19.

COVID-19 Tests

Students and/or staff who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms while on campus must report to the Student Wellness Center (SLC 103) and may self-administer a COVID-19 test on-site. Testing kits are available on-campus in the Student Wellness Center.

Mask Policy

The State of California and the CDC have lifted the COVID-19 emergency. Masks are optional in all indoor spaces on campus. Employees may continue to wear a mask indoors if they have been exposed to COVID-19 or because they choose to do so.

Here are the current masking guidelines:

  • Employees with symptoms or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a high-quality mask when indoors for at least 10 days after the onset of symptoms and/or exposure.
  • Employees and students who have tested positive for COVID-19 must isolate for at least five days and should wear a mask for 10 days after their positive test OR until a total of two negative tests, with at least one day in between tests.


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