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covid-19 guidance & updates

updates on isolation

  • Once you test positive, isolation should begin immediately.  Regardless of vaccination status, isolate in your home or in a location where you have little-to-no contact with others for at least 5 days after symptoms first started or the first day after a positive test if no symptoms. 

  • Talk to a healthcare provider to learn if you qualify for COVID-19 Treatments

  • Notify individuals you were in close contact with have them test within 3-5 days of exposure using an antigen "rapid" test. 

  • Contact your employer and be prepared to provide your positive test. Your employer may have different return-to-work requirements based on your occupation. 

  • If you need to see a doctor, CALL for instructions. If symptoms have worsened after initial isolation period, please see a medical professional or call 9-1-1. 

for Employers and employees

If you are employed in a facility regulated by CalOSHA, additional return-to-work

testing requirements may apply. 

for schools

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has developed updated K-12 school guidance for the 2022-2023 school year to support safe in-person learning. All K-12 schools in Kings County are to follow the guidance from CDPH.

 

More information for Mental Health Services for students and teachers

When to Seek Care

Persons in isolation or should seek medical assistance:

  • If new symptoms develop or their symptoms worsen.

  • If the infected or exposed person is going to a medical office, emergency room, or urgent care center, the facility should be notified ahead of time that the person is infected with or has been exposed to COVID-19; the person should wear a mask for the clinical visit.

  • Any one of the following emergency warning signs signal a need to call 911 and get medical attention immediately:

    • Trouble breathing.

    • Bluish lips or face.

    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest.

    • New confusion or inability to arouse.

    • New numbness or tingling in the extremities.

    • Other serious symptoms

Additional Information 

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