COVID-19 Guidance

While significant progress has been made, the virulent nature of emerging COVID variants continue to threaten the health and well-being of our community. Below are mitigation protocols Justin-Siena will employ to reduce the risk of infection, outbreaks, and shutdowns. These actions are based on federal/state guidance, and in consultation with the Napa County Department of Public Health.
 
Currently, vaccinations remain the most effective preventative measure to serious illness. We strongly recommend that all students and families get vaccinated to help ensure the safety of our entire community. 

COVID POLICIES January 19, 2022

List of 7 items.

  • Academic Policies

    • Students in quarantine are responsible for staying in communication with their teachers and regularly checking their class Schoology pages
    • Students will be expected to complete all assignments by the assigned due dates 
    • Faculty are responsible for posting assignments on their Schoology pages by 3:30pm each day. 
    • Faculty will remain in communication with students and families via email. Meetings can be scheduled between student and teacher through Zoom if further assistance or clarification is needed to complete assignments.
  • Campus Visitors

    • Permitted visitors must adhere to all campus COVID protocols, guest speakers and presenters will be permitted on a case-by-case basis, and must provide proof of being fully vaccinated.
    • Approval and guidance for activities and/or events involving visitors is required from Mr. George Nessman
  • Contact Tracing

    • Sarah Goble and George Nessman will continue to serve as primary Contact Tracers for Justin-Siena. All positive cases for students and their households should be immediately reported to Mrs. Sarah Goble who will communicate with NCDPH.
  • COVID-19 Exposures and Positive Cases

    Quarantine protocols for student close contacts, regardless of vaccination status:
    A. Quarantine is NOT required.  Students exposed on campus who are without symptoms may remain in school and participate in all school activities in conjunction with the below testing protocols.  If symptoms develop, they should test and stay home and alert the COVID safety team.
    B. Quarantine is REQUIRED for students with a positive case in their household.
    C. All individuals must continue to follow other mitigating measures in place, including properly wearing face-coverings indoors.

    Isolation for Persons Who Test Positive for COVID-19 
    Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection, or lack of symptoms, will undergo isolation when testing positive for COVID-19.  

    Isolation can end on day 6 if:
    • Symptoms are not present or are resolving, and a negative antigen test result has been collected on day 5 or later and submitted to the school
    • And a well-fitting mask is worn around others for a total of 10 days in both outdoor and indoor environments
    If unable to test or choosing not to test, isolation can end after day 10.

    Off-Campus Exposures
    If your student has an off-campus and/or household exposure, please notify the school as soon as possible for guidance on quarantine requirements. All household exposures should stay home from school and quarantine.
  • Masks

    • Masks are optional as of March 12, 2022.  
  • Returning to School

    Clearance from a medical provider to return to school is no longer needed. Please submit your negative test result if returning prior to the end of the 10 day isolation period. 
  • Vaccines and Boosters

    • Vaccinations and boosters are strongly encouraged for all eligible members of our community. All vaccinated students and staff must send their vaccine cards to Sarah Goble (COVID Compliance Officer) or upload in the student's SportsWare account.
    • A person is considered boosted after receiving your booster dose.  
    • A person is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).