Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake

COVID-19 Quarantine Processes

SVUSD is able to offer students identified as close contacts on campus the opportunity to complete a shortened or modified quarantine. In each case students identified as close contacts are able to return to instruction prior to completing a 10 day quarantine.

Unvaccinated students identified as a close contact are eligible for a modified or shortened quarantine when they and the COVID positive individual were both wearing masks. 

The unvaccinated close contact may continue to attend school instruction if they:

  • are asymptomatic
  • continue to wear a mask inside and outside at school
  • Continue to quarantine for 14 days from extracurricular activities such as sports, TLC, Kids Factory, clubs, dances, etc.
  • Undergo COVID testing (see below)

Shortened Quarantine

Shortened quarantine enables a student or staff member identified as a close contact (at or outside of school) to return on quarantine day 8 if: 

  • Close contact undergoes COVID testing on day 5, 6, or 7 from the date of exposure 
  • COVID test is negative

Modified Quarantine

Modified Quarantine enables a student identified as a close contact at school to continue attending school instruction if: 

  • Student undergoes twice weekly COVID testing through day 10 from last exposure
  • COVID test is negative

With either the shortened or modified quarantine options the District is able to offer no-cost COVID testing for students and staff members identified as close contacts at school. Information on testing will be provided in the District notification of a close contact exposure.

Quarantine Process

Vaccinated  

Close Contact

(Students and staff)

Asymptomatic:

  • No quarantine, but monitor symptoms for 10 days

Symptomatic:

  • 14 day quarantine

Positive:

  • 10 day quarantine
Unvaccinated  

Close Contact with Masks at school

(Students Only)

Asymptomatic:

  • Quarantine and monitor symptoms for 10 days

OR Modified Quarantine

  • Monitor symptoms for 10 days, if symptoms appear quarantine
  • Attend school if no symptoms (no activities or extracurriculars permitted)
    • Must test 4 times during quarantine
    • May not participate in after-school activities (ie. sports, TLC, Kid's Factory, clubs)
    • Must wear a mask indoors and outdoors at school (including P.E.)

Symptomatic:

  • 14 day quarantine

Positive:

  • 10 day quarantine

Close Contact without Masks 

(Students and staff)

Asymptomatic:

  • Quarantine and monitor symptoms for 10 days

OR Shortened Quarantine

  • 7 day quarantine with negative test on day 5, 6, or 7
    • Self monitor through day 14
    • Wear mask, frequent hand-washing, avoid large crowds (i.e. assembly, lunch, PE, recess)
    • May not participate in after-school activities (ie. sports, TLC, Kid's Factory, clubs)
    • Must wear a mask indoors and outdoors at school (including P.E.)
  • If symptoms appear, isolate and evaluate for new return date

Positive:

  • 10 day quarantine