Reporting a Possible Exposure
COVID-19 symptoms should be reported to the supervisor and the COVID-19 designee, using the health screening portal Parent Square. COVID-19 hazards should be reported directly to their supervisor. If the supervisor is unavailable, then the employee should send the supervisor an email. Additionally, a COVID-19 hazard can be communicated by visiting our Coronavirus Page or completing the Identification of COVID-19 Hazards Form. Employees can report symptoms and hazards without fear of reprisal.
A team of MUSD employees have been designated to monitor this pandemic and provide updates as necessary. Each district or school organization is required to designate a COVID-19 Designee to liaise with the Public Health Department of Santa Clara County. COVID-19 Designee for MUSD is Aven Magana.
Procedures for Administration
MUSD Investigation and Response to COVID-19 Cases
Employees who had potential COVID-19 exposure in our workplace will be contacted by the COVID-19 designee or HR representative and will complete an Investigating COVID-19 Cases Form during the employee’s work hours.
In the event MUSD is required to provide testing because of a workplace exposure or outbreak, we will communicate the plan for providing testing and inform affected employees of the reason for the testing and the possible consequences of a positive test. Employees will need to transport themselves during work hours to the district location for a test to take a test with one of the trained district Nurse’s or proctors. If an employee is symptomatic, the employee will be directed to one of the free County testing locations and will be expected to take the test within 24 hours. We are working with state and other supplies
to secure potential testing for students.
MUSD will response within one business day after receiving notice of a potential exposure to COVID-19:
to give notice to the local health department of any subsequent laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the worksite.
Shutdown of work site if appropriate
Cal/OSHA can shut down or prohibit operations at a worksite when, in the opinion of Cal/OSHA, a worksite or operation “exposes workers to the risk of infection” of COVID-19 so as to constitute an imminent hazard. MUSD will determine whether to shutdown the work site if appropriate.
Exclusion of COVID cases
Where we have a COVID-19 case in our workplace, we will limit transmission by:
Testing & Reporting Procedures for Administration
Scenario 1: No Symptoms, No Close Contact with Confirmed Case, or No Positive Test
Scenario 2: Person displays COVID-19 Symptoms
Scenario 3: Close Contact with Confirmed Case
Scenario 4: Confirmed Case Infection
Procedures for Staff
Overview of COVID-19 Exposure Scenarios
Our Human Relations Team has put together this document informing team members of the process to follow if you experience any COVID-19 symptoms. Included is a link to County Public Health's Home Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines.
For individuals who are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, possibly exposed to COVID-19 as a close contact, or in the process of waiting for screening results, a diagram is provided below to show your next steps.
COVID-19 Exposure Procedures for Staff
Once an exposure is reported to your site administrator, you will receive a letter with detailed instructions on what to do.
Who is a Close Contact?
The Public Health Department of Santa Clara County declares that "CLOSE CONTACT of a COVID-19 positive person = Someone who has been within 6 feet of the positive person while they were infectious for 15 minutes or more (even if one or both people were wearing facemasks). A COVID-19 positive person is considered to be infectious from 48 hours before their symptoms began (or 48 hours before they were tested for COVID if they never had symptoms)." Health officials, staff, and families will be notified if they have been in close contact with a positive case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality as required by state and federal laws.
In general, close contacts means you have been:
Anyone who is a close contact to a COVID-19 positive person will have to quarantine. See quarantine procedures below. HR will assist in identifying and supporting MUSD staff that are close contacts and school site administrators will assist in identifying and supporting students that were close contacts. To request help in notifying your Close Contacts outside of MUSD without revealing your identity to them, please call 408-970-2870.
Home Isolation and Quarantine
If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you must quarantine and isolate. Based on the Santa Clara County Public Health Department recommendations, MUSD quarantine/isolation period is:
Go to the County Public Health's Home Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines for more details.
Quarantine Procedures by Day
Day 0 - 10: Isolation/Quarantine
According to the Santa Clara County of Public Health:
-24 hours with no fever (without use of fever-reducing medication) AND improvement in symptoms
Day 6 - 7: Repeat COVID-19 Testing
Day 11 - 14: Self-Monitoring
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
MUSD has updated its COVID-19 Exposure FAQs flow chart (with Spanish version) as another readily available resource for all MUSD team members.
Q: What leaves are available to me?
MUSD will Continue and maintain an employee’s earnings, seniority, and all other employee rights and benefits whenever we’ve demonstrated that the COVID-19 exposure is work related. This will be accomplished by informing employees in letter form of the leaves available to them through FFCRA or the Collective Bargaining Agreements, which includes workers’ compensation.
Go to our Intranet for more information.
Q: If I test positive for COVID-19, who is notified?
Q: What happens if a high amount of staff/student population is exposed to COVID?
If 5% of the school/office is positive, the school quarantines. If 25% of the schools' population is positive, the District quarantines until PHD clears for in-person learning and working.