Student Symptom Decision Tree
Staff Return to Work Decision Tree
Testing and Vaccination Resources
Order a Free At-Home Test Kit
If you would like a test kit, the OC Health Agency will provide you with a free test kit from Ambry Genetics. You can request a test kit online at this link: https://oc.care.ambrygen.com/#/cit/landing. Select "County Resident" (Do not select School) and provide the information of where to send the kit.Here is some information on the kits:
- Order self-collection test kits by clicking on the link above.
- You must have an email account to request a kit. You will need to provide an email address for each individual test kit ordered. The email address facilitates test results.
- Self-collection test kits are available at no cost for individuals who live or work in Orange County. The kits may be delivered to OC Zip codes only.
- Home delivery test kits include prepaid return shipping.
- Orders will be fulfilled within 24-48 hours, depending on the time your order is placed. Holidays may also affect shipping times.
- Failure to register, collect and send in your sample within a reasonable time may void your test kit.
- To find a FedEx drop-off location, visit https://www.fedex.com/en-us/shipping/dropbox.html or call (800) 463-3339 to schedule a pickup.
Find a Lab Test
The State of California maintains a list of testing locations. You can visit their website to search for a testing location near you. Please check with your insurance provider regarding your coverage for lab tests.
Get a Vaccination against COVID-19
The Orange County Health Care Agency maintains a website with up-to-date information on vaccine availability. OCASA does not require vaccinations for students. Vaccinations are not available at any OCASA Campus.
Masking Tips for Children
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Are vaccinations required for students at OCASA? Will you vaccinate my student at school?
OCASA does not require vaccinations for students. OCASA does not have an on-campus vaccination program.
Are COVID-19 tests required for students at OCASA? Will you test my child at school?
OCASA does not require a COVID-19 test for students to attend school unless directed by our School Nurse. While we do have a limited supply of test kits on campus, no student will be tested without parental consent.
Is my child's teacher vaccinated against COVID-19?
OCASA does not disclose the health status of any individual in our community. However, all staff at OCASA are either vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 tests.
Do you require my student to wear a mask on campus?
Wearing a mask while on campus is recommended but not required.
What are my options if I do not want my student on campus? What are my options if my child is asked to stay home by the School Nurse?
You may request that your child be put on an independent study agreement by contacting Mission Control at either campus. Please note, independent study is not the same as distance learning. Students on independent study complete work on their own at home with very little interaction with teachers and staff. Unfortunately, the State of California has removed all schools' ability to offer distance learning.
What should I do if I have ongoing exposure to COVID-19 from someone I live with?
If separation of the person with COVID-19 from others that they live with is not possible, the other people that they live with will have ongoing exposure, meaning they will be repeatedly exposed until that person is no longer able to spread the virus to other people.
Recommendations for this situation depend on your vaccination status.
If you are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and have ongoing exposure to COVID-19, and you are asymptomatic, you should:
- Begin quarantine immediately and continue to quarantine throughout the isolation period of the person with COVID-19.
- Continue to quarantine for an additional 5 days starting the day after the person with COVID-19 became eligible to be “cleared” from their own isolation.
- Get tested on or after 5 days after the end of isolation of the infected person that lives with you.
- If you test negative, you can leave the home but should continue to wear a well-fitting mask when around others at home and in public until 10 days after the end of isolation for the person with COVID-19.
- Isolateimmediately if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive.
If you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and have ongoing exposure to COVID-19, and are asymptomatic, you should:
I would like to provide feedback regarding the mask requirements. To whom can I provide my input?
You may send an email to Dr. Mark Ghaly at the Calfornia Department of Public Health (CDPH) via email at email@example.com with your feedback on the mask requirements.
OCASA staff and board do not make policies about students or staff wearing masks. Our responsibility is to follow the guidance, mandates, and requirements provided to us by the health departments.