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Health & Safety

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The health and safety of all members of the PHS community is our priority.

Peninsula Heritage has implemented a variety of safety measures and policies in accordance with the California Department of Public Health which follows CDC guidelines to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 on school grounds. These procedures are subject to change in keeping with the latest health guidelines and will be clearly communicated to all community members throughout the school year. Call our office at (310) 541-4795 or if you have any questions. 

Protocol if a student is exposed to COVID-19 at school:

  • Unvaccinated students (students who have not received two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination) will have the opportunity to do modified quarantine. They will be able to attend school as long as they remain asymptomatic and test negative on a PCR Test (5-7 days after exposure). Unvaccinated students must wear a mask at school at all times (including outdoors) except for when eating for the duration of the post-exposure 10 days.
  • Fully Vaccinated students (those who are two weeks out from receiving their second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination) will not have to quarantine. They can attend school as long as they remain asymptomatic and test negative on a PCR Test (5-7 days after exposure). Students may continue to choose to remain mask optional during allowed outdoor activities.

Remote access will be available to students who choose to quarantine at home after an exposure.  

If a student or faculty/staff member tests positive for COVID-19, they are required to do all of the following:

  • Isolate and quarantine for 10 days
  • Wear a mask indoors and outdoors for 10 days
  • Let the School know so that we may contact trace and quarantine as needed.

What is a Close Contact?

You are a “close contact” if you were exposed to someone who tested positive* for COVID-19 while they were infectious if:

a.    You were within 6 feet of someone with COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

b.    You had unprotected contact with body fluids and/or secretions from someone with COVID-19. For example, you were coughed or sneezed on, you shared a drinking cup or eating utensils, you kissed, or you provided care to them without wearing the right protective equipment.

Close Contacts are exempt from quarantine if you do not have symptoms AND you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines. This means that you are either fully vaccinated and boosted or you are fully vaccinated but not yet eligible for a booster.

Regardless of quarantine status, the following steps must be followed if considered a Close Contact:

  • Test after Day 5.  If you have no symptoms and a negative test, you can end quarantine.  If you do not test, you must complete 10 days of quarantine.
  • Monitor your health for symptoms for 10 days following exposure.  If symptoms develop, isolate and test immediately.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask (non-woven with a nose wire) around others, indoors and outdoors for 10 days after exposure.