When there’s a positive case, SFPS’ COVID-19 response specialist, lead nurse or the school's nurse will identify any close contacts (see definition below) and call parents on next steps, including quarantining and testing. SFPS reviews each case individually to determine the most appropriate course of action. School communities are informed of positive cases.
All personal identifying information will remain confidential and all reporting and cleaning protocols are being followed.
Close Contact: Someone who over a 24-hour period, has a cumulative exposure of fifteen minutes or longer within six feet of a confirmed COVID-19 case with or without a face covering.
Exception: In the pre-K – 12 setting (including transportation), the close contact definition excludes students who were within 3 to 6 feet of an infected student (laboratory-confirmed or a clinically compatible illness) where:
both students were engaged in consistent and correct use of well-fitting face masks; and
other K–12 school prevention strategies (such as universal and correct mask use, physical distancing, increased ventilation) were in place in the K–12 school setting.
This exception does not apply to teachers, staff, or other adults in the pre-K – 12 setting
Need to get tested for COVID?
Visit the Curative webpage or visit the La Madera location (430 La Madera Street), Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM - 6 PM.
Disclaimer: Cases will be added periodically throughout the day, and will only be added once all cases are investigated and close contacts have been notified. Due to the recent surge of cases across the country, our dashboard numbers only reflect cases that have been completed, thus numbers may be higher than shown. For more comprehensive statewide information, visit the NMDOH Dashboard.
Individuals who have had close contact with a COVID-19 infectious individual are not required to quarantine if they are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations as recommended by the CDC – including boosters. It is recommended that the individual get tested for COVID-19 five days after exposure. The individual should isolate and test immediately if symptoms develop.
According to Public Education Department guidelines dated November 2nd, individuals who have had close contact with a COVID-19 infectious individual are not required to quarantine if they are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations as recommended by the CDC – including boosters. It is recommended that the individual get tested for COVID-19 five days after exposure. The individual should isolate and test immediately if symptoms develop.
Any parent/guardian of a student testing positive for COVID-19 must provide a list of close contacts to DOH and SFPS’ lead school nurse or the COVID-19 response specialist who assists with contact tracing.