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Decision Tree, Decision Guide for COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposures, and FAQs

The COVID-19 decision tree (Spanish) (updated 10/9), a co-effort between the San Diego County Office of Education and San Diego County Public Health, is designed to assist school personnel in making decisions on how to handle students or staff members who become ill or present symptoms while at school. The decision tree will be updated based on the latest public health guidance. Please check back frequently for the most current version. 

The Decision Guide for COVID-19 Symptoms and Exposures (updated 9/14) provides additional detail in table format on the information presented in the decision tree, and also includes communication templates, guidelines on when students/staff members may return to work, and guidance on follow up/tracking of symptomatic and COVID-19 positive/presumptive positive cases. Related FAQs are also featured.  

SDCOE has created a training video to assist administrators in understanding the Decision Guide and how it can be used effectively. It's also embedded below for easy viewing.



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