COVID Decision Tree

Last Updated | July 21, 2021

Case 1

What to do if you are a close contact to a  COVID positive Person

A close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of the infected person for at least 15 minutes at any time beginning 2 days before the infected person had symptoms or tested positive.  Close contacts include people who had 15 minutes of continuous contact with the infected person, as well as people who had repeated short-duration interactions with the infected person within 24 hours.

1. Contact the COVID Response Team school administrators
     • Ray Hisatake — rayhisatake@sfhs.com
     • Kathryn Miller — kathrynmiller@sfhs.com

2. Follow Close Contact diagram below

*If test earlier than 7 days after last exposure to case, testing should be repeated test towards the end of the  quarantine period.

** No note needed to return to school/work after required isolation and quarantine completed.

***Modified 10 day quarantine - Student may continue to attend school for in person instruction if they:
i. Are asymptomatic;
ii. Continue to appropriately mask, as required;
iii. Undergo at least twice weekly testing during the 10-day quarantine; and
iv. Continue to quarantine for all extracurricular activities at school, including sports, and activities within the community setting.


1. A fully vaccinated person for COVID is a person who is 14 days past their second dose of a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or 14 days past their only dose of a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Jassen).

2. If you live in the household of a covid positive person your last close contact starts at the end of their 10 day isolation period.

3. If you are not symptomatic, wait until 5 days after exposure to get a COVID test.

4. If you are symptomatic, get a COVID test right away.

Case 2

What to do if you feel sick (COVID Related or Not)

1. Have you felt the following COVID related symptoms?

• Fatigue
• Muscle or body aches
• Headache

• Sore Throat
• Nausea, Vomiting or diarrhea
• Fever or Chills

• Cough
• Loss of Taste or Smell
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

2. Follow the Symptomatic diagram below, if you have had any of the symptoms above within the last 3 days that are new and unexplained

If you test positive for COVID

Contact the COVID Response Team school administrators
     • Ray Hisatake — rayhisatake@sfhs.com
     • Kathryn Miller — kathrynmiller@sfhs.com


1. You may not return to campus until you have completed a full 10 day isolation or go 24 hours without a fever and lessening symptoms (whichever is LONGER) if you test positive for Covid.

2. If you have Covid related symptoms but do not take a test, the school must treat this as a positive test and will follow the 10 day isolation rules.

3. If you test negative, you may return to school only with proof of a negative test or a physician’s note.

4. If you test positive and have completed the isolation period you do not have to give a note to the school.