VACCINATIONS FOR STUDENTS AGES 5-11
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-old children. The COVID-19 vaccine is highly encouraged for children ages 5-11.
Antigen Self-Test Expiration Extensions
The California Department of Public Health endorses the emergency use of over-the-counter COVID-19 Tests beyond their FDA-authorized expiration. This blanket extension, subject to appropriate internal control development* during testing, is valid until CDPH posts that the emergency extension has ended, at which point participants should cease using tests beyond their printed expiration dates. The emergency extension applies to all FDA-authorized over-the-counter COVID-19 tests, including:
- Abbott BinaxNOWTM COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test
- AccessBio CareStartTM COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
- ACON FlowflexTM COVID-19 Antigen Home Test
- iHealthTM COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test
- On/GoTM COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test
Pupil Health: COVID-19 Youth Health Information Act (AB 856)
Following a COVID-19 positive diagnosis, exhibiting signs or symptoms of, or recovery from COVID-19, students may have a need for accommodations in Physical Education or physical activities. Parents/guardians and students and encourage to review the information below for additional information regarding the safe return of students to exercise and physical activity following a COVID-19 related episode.