COVID-19 Updates as of January 12, 2024

Notre Dame High School COVID-19 policy

  • Parents reporting student absences due to illness must report if a student has tested positive for COVID-19.

Recommendations for people who test positive

  • Stay home if you have COVID-19 symptomsuntil you are fever-free for 24 hours without using fever reducing medication AND other COVID-19 symptoms​ are mild and improving.​
    • ​​If you do not have symptoms, you should follow the recommend​​ations below to reduce exposure to others.
  • Mask when you are around other people indoors for 10 days* after you become sick or test positive (if no symptoms). You may remove your mask sooner than 10 days if you have two sequential negative tests at least one day apart. Day 0 is symptom onset date or positive test date.
  • Avoid contact with people at higher-risk for severe COVID-19 for 10 days*. Higher-risk individuals include the elderly, those who live in congregate care facilities and those who have immunocompromising conditions.
  • Seek treatment. If you have symptoms, particularly if you are at higher risk for severe COVID-19, speak with a healthcare provider as soon as you test positive. You may be eligible for antiviral medicines or other treatments for COVID-19. COVID-19 antiviral medicines work best if taken as soon as possible and within 5-7 days from when symptoms start. 
    • ​​Call 1-833-422-4255 if you are unable to contact a healthcare provider, or use the treatment options to find one.​

*The potential infectious period is 2 days before the date symptoms began or the positive test date (if no symptoms) through Day 10. (Day 0 is the symptom onset date or positive test date). 

Recommendation for close contacts of cases

  • If you have new COVID-19 symptoms, you should test and mask right away.
  • If you do not have symptoms, are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection and would benefit from treatment, you should test within 5 days. 
  • If you do not have symptoms and have contact with people who are at higher risk for severe infection, you should mask indoors when around such people for 10 days. Consider testing within 5 days after the last exposure date (Day 0) and before contact with higher-risk people. For further details, see CDPH COVID-1​9 tes​​ting guidance.

Guests (visitors, volunteers and guest speakers) on campus

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

Covid tests

Individuals 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 (SLC 103).

Mask policy

Masks are optional in all indoor spaces on campus. Individuals may continue to wear a mask indoors if they have been exposed to COVID-19 or because they choose to do so.

Current masking guidelines:

  • Individuals 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.
  • Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 must stay home until fever-free for 24 hours without using fever reducing medication AND other COVID-19 symptoms​ are mild and improving.​ After testing positive, mask for 10 days OR until a total of 2 negative tests with at least 1 day in between tests.


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