The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and PA HAN (PA Health Network) updated their guidance on COVID. People with COVID-19 now isolate for five days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), will follow isolation with five days of wearing a mask when around others. Unvaccinated close contacts are to quarantine for five days followed by strict mask use for an additional five days. Vaccinated close contacts do not need to quarantine following an exposure but are to wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure. Best practice includes a test for COVID-19 at day five after an exposure. Schools are required to follow the new community guidelines.
CALSD Offers Free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Enter through the Central Office Entrance to the Elementary School
Adult Parent/Guardian Providing Minor Consent to Test:
Access Code: AE4RKP
Adults will use a paper consent form upon arrival.
Please use the [email protected] email if you need additional information.
California Area School District follows the PA DoH and CDC Guidelines for responding to cases, contact tracing, investigation, quarantine and isolation. Our most recent resource documentation is located here:
Please Review Our Return to School Plan Handbook
February 2, 2021: Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Student Case in California Area High School
Please watch our "What to Expect" Series Videos: