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 October 11, 2021

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 for fully vaccinated close contacts

    Asymptomatic and fully vaccinated individuals will not need to quarantine, but will be required to provide a negative test result 5 days after exposure.
     
    Modified Quarantine for unvaccinated students for exposures-both parties masked

    If both parties were wearing masks in any school setting in which students are supervised by school staff, unvaccinated students who are close contacts ( >15 minutes over a 24-hour period within 0-6 feet), will undergo a modified quarantine, and may continue to attend school for in-person instruction if they: 
    • Are asymptomatic 
    • Continue to appropriately mask
    • Continue to quarantine for all co-curricular activities at school, including sports and activities within the community setting 
    Standard Quarantine for unvaccinated close contacts who were not wearing masks or for whom the infected individual was not wearing a mask during the exposure
     
    When one of the two parties involved in the exposure were not masked the exposed, unvaccinated student must quarantine at home and may not come to campus.
     
    Quarantine Duration Recommendations for Unvaccinated Close Contacts
     
    Students in a Standard Quarantine (see above) or Modified Quarantine (see above), if they remain asymptomatic (meaning they have NOT had any symptoms), may discontinue self-quarantine under the following conditions:
    • Quarantine can end after Day 10 from the date of last exposure without testing; OR
    • Quarantine can end on Day 8 if a PCR test is done on Day 6 from the date of last exposure and has a negative result.
    • Continue daily self-monitoring for symptoms through Day 14 from last known exposure; AND
    • Continue to wear a mask around others, wash hands, and avoid crowds through Day 14 from last known exposure.
     
    If any symptoms develop during this 14-day period, the exposed person must immediately isolate, get tested and contact their healthcare provider with any questions regarding their care.
    Isolation Requirements for Symptomatic COVID-19 positive persons may be discontinued when:
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptom onset; AND
    • At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing  medications;
    • AND Other symptoms have improved 
    • Must provide clearance to return to school from primary care physician and student-athletes must provide athletic clearance and complete a gradual return to play.
    Isolation Requirements for Asymptomatic (no symptoms) COVID-19 positive persons may be discontinued when: 

    • At least 10 days have passed since the date of the first positive COVID-19 diagnostic PCR test. 
    • Must provide clearance to return to school from primary care physician and student-athletes must provide athletic clearance and complete a gradual return to play.
    • If they develop symptoms, the strategies for discontinuing isolation for symptomatic persons should be used 
  • Masks

    • Masks will be required at all times indoors on campus or unless eating or drinking. 
    • Masks will are not required outdoors.  
    • Wearing a mask while participating in co-curricular activities will continue to be mandated “as tolerated.”
  • Social Distancing

    Is no longer required in the classroom setting.  
  • Vaccines

    • Vaccinations are strongly encouraged for all 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 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).

Justin-Siena High School

4026 Maher Street
Napa, CA, 94558
United States
T: 707.255.0950 
F: 707.255.0334
Justin-Siena is a Lasallian Catholic college preparatory community that serves young men and women in grades 9–12.