RHLS follows all OCDPH, CDPH, CDC and HIPAA guidelines when it comes to communicating to families about regular COVID protocols and when a COVID incident happens on campus. Private individual communication regarding direct and indirect exposure will come from School officials and / or the HR Administrator. In addition, general campus-wide communication for guidelines, openings, changes to protocols, etc. will come from either the school nurse, HR Administrator, or School Principal.
To clarify, affected individuals/cohorts will receive a RHLS email containing a letter from the Orange County Department of Public Health (OCDPH) that will include instructions for self isolation, quarantine or continue to monitor for symptoms. Families of students who are not affected will not receive the emailed letter from OCDPH and no action will be required.
In addition, an email will be sent notifying ALL school families of a positive case. Details of the positive case will not be disclosed to maintain confidentially. Class and cohort will only be shared with those affected. Please note that the school will only communicate for confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Should you have questions please don't hesitate to call the office or email Autumn Gould, School Nurse, to get accurate and current information. I am here to help answer any questions you should have.
Autumn Gould, RN
Red Hill Lutheran School
714-544-3132 ext 117
Reporting Instructions and What Families Can Do to Limit the Spread:
If a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting test results, please keep your child at home and notify the school. If your child has any symptoms associated with the coronavirus, make sure they stay home and get tested if necessary. Anyone with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should remain at home in isolation for a minimum of 10 days plus at least 24 hours after the resolution of fever (without fever-reducing medication) and improvement of other symptoms. It will take a concerted effort to keep the students, staff and families safe.
In addition to health and safety measures taken on campuses, we encourage families to be proactive and to reinforce the importance of handwashing, physical distancing and face coverings to limit the spread of the coronavirus. RHLS will maintain confidentiality and protect student privacy, following all HIPPA protocols.
Resources and Information:
For additional questions about the coronavirus, visit the Orange County Health Care Agency website, https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/
or call the 24/7 Nurse line at 1-844-GET-CHOC.