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COVID-19 Policy and Reporting

1. COVID-19 REPORTING

2. PDST COVID-19 Protocol/Guideline

2a: Most recent updated CDC Guarantine/isolation Guideline; to be implemented by PDST as of 05/18/2022

3. WA King County COVID-19 Vaccine Proof Requirement 

4. Latest updates:

A: JCC will require COVID vaccine proof for 5+ year person who enters its facility starting in Feb, 2022

B:UPDATED CDC & TEAM GUIDELINES (1/8/2022) As most of you know, the CDC has updated their quarantine guidelines to only require five days, and then five days with a mask on. Because we cannot wear masks in the water, we will continue to ask all those who test positive for COVID to stay out of the water for ten days. Having said that, we are updating our own policy to be five days from the date of exposure before swimmers can return to the pool without vaccination or testing (assuming they do not have symptoms).

C CDA update (1/8/2022 from USA today)):  "The tests that we have for SARS-CoVi-2 are really best used early in the course of illness to diagnose COVID-19 and really aren't authorized by the US FDA to evaluate the duration of infectiousness. So the significance of a negative antigen test, for example, late in the course of illness, after you've become positive is really -- it's unclear what that means," Walke said. "A negative antigen test doesn't necessarily mean that there's an absence of a virus. So regardless of the test result, wearing a well-fitting mask after those five days of isolation is still recommended," Walke said. PCR tests, which are slower but considered the "gold standard" of tests, can return positive results to people who've had COVID for up to 12 weeks after infection, so they can't be used for the purpose of ending isolation. Walensky was clear that the guidelines stemmed from a need to keep critical workers in the field. She said they predicted that the health care workforce would be "a harbinger of other things to come" in critical areas like pharmacies, police forces, EMTs, and other sectors. Walensky defended the guidance as "grounded in science," but acknowledged that they were based largely on data from past variants because the CDC is "unlikely to have detailed data for omicron in exactly the same way for weeks to come."