Covid-19 Updates for Staff (updated September 2023)

    As an ongoing effort to keeping SUSD students and employees exposure to COVID-19 at a minimal, the District requests that staff practice the following protocol when testing positive for COVID-19:

    1. Complete the Qualtrics survey at:
    2. Take a picture of your positive results. If it is a home test, write your name and the date on it. Email results to:
    3. Enter your absences into Frontline as SICK. (employees/sites are responsible for inputting their leaves).


    Employees are required to report a positive covid test and follow the recommended isolation and quarantine periods based on CDPH requirements:

    Requirements apply to all employees, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection, or lack of symptoms.

    • Employees who test positive for COVID-19 must be excluded from the workplace for at least 5 days after start of symptoms or after date of first positive test if no symptoms.
    • Isolation can end and employees may return to the workplace after day 5 if symptoms are not present or are mild and resolving; AND the employee is fever-free for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medication.
    • If an employee has a fever, isolation must continue and the employee may not return to work until 24 hours after the fever resolves.
    • If an employee’s symptoms other than fever are not improving, they may not return to work until their symptoms are resolving or until after day 10.
    • Employees must wear face coverings around others for a total of 10 days. Please refer to the section in this FAQ on face coverings for additional face covering requirements.


    Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Expired December 31, 2022 

    Employers with 26 or more employees had to provide 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL). SPSL provided up to 80 hours of COVID-19 related paid leave from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022. Up to 40 of those hours could be used for isolation and quarantine, receiving vaccines and caring for a child whose school or place of care was closed. The additional 40 hours were available only when an employee, or family member for whom the employee provides care, tested positive for COVID-19.

    Read Frequently Asked Questions on SPSL.