COVID Guidelines

Our employees' health and welfare are of utmost importance to the District.  As of January 9, 2024, CAL OSHA has made some updates: 

  • The new definition of the “infectious period” is a minimum of 24 hours from the day of symptom onset.
  • Employees may return to work if 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications AND their symptoms are mild and improving  
  • For COVID-19 cases with no symptoms, there is no infectious period for the purpose of isolation or exclusion.  If symptoms develop the criteria above will apply. 
  • Employees who were positive for COVID-19 who return to work must wear a face covering indoors for 10 days from the start of their symptoms or if the person did not have COVID-19 symptoms, 10 days from the date of their first positive COVID-19 test. 

The CDPH no longer recommends testing for all close contacts and instead recommends testing only for:

  • All people with new COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Close contacts who are at higher risk of severe disease or who have contact with people who are at higher risk of severe disease.  

COVID-19 testing and masks are available through the district, at not cost.  Requests for testing kits can be made by contacting the Human Resources Department at (209) 574-5000 extension 2700.