The following email was sent to the CalGames mailing list, posting here to help spread the word:
Dear teams, volunteers, spectators who attended CalGames 2021:
A vaccinated team member who attended on Saturday (10/2) until about 1:30PM from a San Mateo county school team did test positive for COVID-19 after the event. We are unable to provide further details.
The following guidance is pulled (excerpted) from the Santa Clara county public health department web site. This applies to volunteers, spectators, and CalGames participants
Santa Clara County Public Health Department
General Advisory & Symptom Monitoring for All Other Employees [in this case participants, volunteers, spectators]
All others present at the workplace, but NOT identified as close contacts, should be advised to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the last day that the person diagnosed with COVID-19 was at work. This includes individuals who have been vaccinated. They may continue to work, but if they develop symptoms, they are strongly recommended to stay home (or if at work, must be sent home immediately) until 24 hours after resolution of fever (without antipyretics) and improvement in other symptoms AND until testing is negative or determination that testing is not needed.
FOR MORE INFO:
https://covid19.sccgov.org/contact-tracing EXCERPTS FROM THIS SITE ARE BELOW:
Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to quarantine after being exposed to a case if they meet ALL the following criteria:
- Are fully vaccinated;
- Have not had any COVID-19 symptoms since the COVID-19 exposure;
- Are not an inpatient or resident in a healthcare setting or facility.
Fully vaccinated individuals should get tested immediately and on day 5 after exposure (if identified as a close contact to a confirmed case of COVID-19), monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days after exposure and follow instructions as below if symptoms develop.
Who is a close contact?
A close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of the infected person for at least 15 minutes at any time beginning 48 hours before the infected person had symptoms or tested positive.
Close contacts include people who had 15 minutes of continuous contact with the infected person, as well as people who had repeated short-duration interactions with the infected person that add up to at least 15 minutes during a 24-hour day. For example, if in the 48 hours before the infected person had symptoms or tested positive, someone had three 5-minute interactions with the infected person within a 24-hour period, that person would be considered a close contact.
In addition, while most face coverings reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission, they do not impact the determination of whether someone is a close contact and should quarantine.
For All Fully Vaccinated Close Contacts (symptomatic and asymptomatic)
All close contacts should be tested immediately if they develop symptoms.
A non-household close contact should test immediately AND on or after day 5 after last exposure to case.
A household close contact (regardless of vaccination status) with ongoing exposure should be tested three times:
o Immediately AND
o 5 days after first exposure to case AND
o 5 days after case completes their isolation period
SYMPTOMATIC Fully Vaccinated Close Contacts
o Without testing, quarantine can end after Day 10 from the date of last exposure AND at least 24 hours after fever resolution AND improvement in other symptoms, whichever is longer;
o With testing, quarantine can end immediately if a diagnostic specimen collected while symptomatic is negative AND 24 hours or more after fever resolution AND improvement in other symptoms.
Prior guidance to team mentors and volunteers:
As you and your team are remembering the great event, we hope all are healthy and well. We all worked to validate that all participants – team members or volunteers – were vaccinated and healthy and appreciate your patience and diligence in that effort.
Nonetheless, as we know, even when vaccinated, getting COVID-19 and testing positive for COVID-19 is possible. We encourage anyone who tests positive in the coming (or recent) days share that status ANONYMOUSLY via this state website: https://tellyourcontacts.org/
As a team mentor contact, we hope you will reach out to your team members (students, mentor, parents) who attended and check that they are healthy and doing ok!
Any person can send input about a positive COVID test anonymously via that web site. The person could enter CalGames@WRRF.org as the address to notify.
Submitted by: for the WRRF BOD
Cecilia (Ceal) D. Craig, PhD, F. SWE