Wellness Protocols

Last Updated: 2/1/2022 2:57 PM

Our goal is to provide the safest possible learning environment in this pandemic environment. It is important that all students and staff follow established wellness protocols. 

Wellness Screening at Home

Daily screening is required for all students and staff for COVID-19 symptoms prior to arrival at school or any other school activity. Parents, please be sure valid local emergency contacts are updated on file and be prepared to pick up students that are ill or displaying COVID-19 symptoms immediately. Students must be picked up within 30 minutes.

Students are required to stay home if they are ill and/or experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 or another contagious illness. Students are also required to stay home if anyone in their household has tested positive for COVID-19 or has a COVID-19 test result pending (is presumed positive). For more information, please use the following link:

Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19

High Risk Symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4 or greater
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Cough

Low Risk Symptoms:

  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Diarrhea 
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Chills
  • Red or itchy eyes
  • Generally feeling of being unwell or other notable symptom

Quarantine or Isolation?

Is used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-19. 


  1. COVID-19 positive individual 
  2. Symptomatic individual- No Known Exposure

A strategy used to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 by keeping people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 apart from others. 


  1. Exposure to a Confirmed COVID-19 Positive Individual 

COVID-19 Testing

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, it is recommended that you get tested. For additional information about testing locations, please visit: 

If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please keep your student home from school and notify your school by emailing ctracing@puhsd.org or calling the school office.

CDC Recommendations on what to do if you are Ill or Test Positive for COVID-19:

Student Return to School Protocol

Staff Return to Work Protocol

Vaccine Information

The COVID-19 vaccine is not required for students to attend school in-person. Current regulations also do not require employees to be vaccinated. However, the district strongly encourages students who are age 5 and older as well as all employees to get vaccinated. 
Vaccine information can be found here: