COVID-19 Safety and Testing
One of the many ways we can keep Fairmont staff, students, families, and our community healthy and safe is with regular COVID-19 testing. WCCUSD provides COVID-19 testing at Fairmont each Monday. You will need to register for an account and sign up for an appointment for your child prior to each Monday. Registration information can be found below.
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests as of Jan 18, 2022. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Click here for more information and to place your order now.
All students, staff, and visitors at Fairmont will be required to wear an appropriate face covering both indoors and outdoors unless they have an approved exception for medical reasons.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please reference the documents below for frequently asked questions.
Safety on Campus
West Contra Costa Unified School District’s plan for 100% return to in-person instruction focuses on the health and safety of all staff and students.
The successful implementation of the 100% Return to In-Person Instruction plan depends on the cooperation and support of our whole school community. By adhering to the safety precautions outlined in our plan, we are confident that together we can safely and successfully return to 100% in-person learning.
We are asking all families to partner with the school in support of these guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is our goal to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for all students and staff.
Parents will be asked to take the child’s temperature and observe each child daily for symptoms related to COVID-19 prior to bringing/sending them to school (Daily Home Health Screening).
Do NOT send a child to school if they exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 (or any other illness) which may include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, the new loss of taste or smell, nausea, diarrhea, sore throat. Students who are presenting with COVID-19 symptoms should report the absence/illness to the school, list the related symptoms, and call their healthcare provider as soon as possible for further guidance and possible COVID-19 testing. All health information provided to the school will remain confidential.
Monitor for the symptoms of COVID-19 and do not come to campus if I experience any of the following without the use of fever-reducing medicine:
Fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher) or chills
Nausea or vomiting
Congestion / runny nose)
Wash my hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer when hand washing is not possible.
Wear a face covering on campus while indoors
Maintain appropriate physical distancing at all times
Stay home if I feel ill or after exposure to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19.
Protect the WCCUSD community
Keep my belongings, personal spaces, and shared common spaces clean
Follow all public health requests and guidance to preserve the wellness of the community
Read and follow instructional signs and directions
Respect all WCCUSD community members and act with civility.
Click here to view WCCUSD's full COVID-19 2021-2022 Health and Safety Guide.
Register for On-Site COVID-19 Testing
Laboratory Services of America (LSA) started administering weekly rapid COVID-19 tests to students and staff on Monday, September 13.
In order to have your child tested you must create an account, add your child/children, and schedule an appointment on the Global Virus Pass (GVP) website. This can be done on a laptop, desktop computer, or mobile phone, but not on the mobile app. Click here for a printable version of the testing instructions.
- Before Creating an Account
You should open GVP in your browser only through the links below. Do not google search for GVP and do not use the mobile app.
If you have any issues/questions related to creating your GVP Account or scheduling a test, contact email@example.com.
Watch the GVP instructional video of how to create your account and order your COVID test
2. Create Your Account
(one time process)
Click "Join" then enter your email address, first name, last name, and choose a password then click "Create Account"
You will be sent an email to confirm your account
Confirm account via email and log into your new account
Once logged in, click on your name or icon in the upper right and select "My Profile"
Complete your information as requested in the "General Information" and "Insurance Information" tabs
3. Add Family Members to be Tested to "My Circle"
(one time process)
Click "My Circle" and click "Insert" to add any family members who should receive COVID-19 testing (this will need to be done for all children who will need to be given a COVID-19 test at a WCCUSD school)
Once all family members have been added, click confirm
Once your account is created and you have added individuals needing to be tested to "My Circle" you will need to schedule appointments for them
4. Make an Appointment
As of September 2021, you will only need to schedule an appointment for each child at Fairmont once. You will no longer need to schedule a new appointment each week. All students with confirmed appointments will be tested by grade level during school hours and will continue to be tested weekly.
When logged into your GVP account, click on "My Schedule" then click "By Facility"
If you do not immediately see Fairmont Elementary as an option, make sure to click "All Places" then type "Fairmont" into the search bar and click "Search"
Click on "Fairmont Elementary"
Click on "Antigen Test"
Select the person you would like to receive a COVID-19 test
If you do not see the person you are trying to schedule for, click "My Profile" and go to "My Circle" to confirm the person has been added.
The person that will receive testing must be entered into the GVP website under your account to ensure the patient’s information is sent to the laboratory.
Once you've selected the person to be tested, click into the date field and choose the next available date (for Fairmont, this will always be Mondays)
Select the available appointment time (Do not worry about the time, all students will be tested by grade level during school hours)
Complete all forms as necessary
Once all steps are completed, you will receive an on-screen confirmation of your appointment. Click "Confirm" and "Send"
You will receive an email confirmation once the appointment is confirmed on the website
If you need to schedule another appointment for yourself or another individual in "My Circle", click on "My Schedule" and "By Facility" to begin the process for that individual.
You can view all of your scheduled appointments by clicking on "My Schedule" and then clicking "History"
If you have any issues/questions related to creating your GVP account or scheduling a test, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Positive Test Results & Exposure
What if someone at school tests positive?
If a student tests positive at school...
All students who were close contacts (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more over 24 hour period with or without masks) must quarantine at home for 10 days.
If all fo the close contacts cannot be identified all students in the class must quarantine for 10 days.
A close contact can exit quarantine on day 7 if they get a negative COVID test on day 6. Vaccinated students must have proof of vaccination to opt-out of quarantine. Parent attestation is not sufficient. The district no longer allows a modified quarantine.
What if someone in the home tests positive?
If someone in a student's household tests positive...
The student must quarantine for 10 days. Even if they have a negative test, they are required to quarantine.
If the student shows symptoms they must quarantine for an additional 10 days or get a negative test to return to school.
What if a teacher is exposed to a person who has tested positive?
If an educator is exposed to COVID...
Notify your administrator
Vaccinated staff who are asymptomatic do not need to quarantine but must wear a mask and be tested 3-5 days after exposure.
Unvaccinated staff must quarantine for 10 days.
Anyone with symptoms should stay home regardless of vaccination status.
West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) COVID-19 Dashboard
West Contra Costa Unified School District will report all confirmed positive COVID-19 cases among staff and students physically present at district facilities during their infectious period.
The infectious period begins two days before the onset of symptoms. If the case did not have symptoms, the infectious period is considered two days prior to the testing date.
Staff includes contractors, substitutes, and others working at district facilities.
What is Not Reported
The district will not report cases of students engaged in virtual school or staff working remotely, nor will it report cases that occur during holidays, travel, or other circumstances. Data may be incomplete depending on when the case was reported/confirmed and when contact tracing was completed.
The dashboard will be updated weekly on Monday and will reflect the previous week’s data.
Click the image above to view the Dashboard or visit: https://datastudio.google.com/u/0/reporting/7117f6fa-8670-4f66-8fbd-d956a4273a0d/page/xjmXC
United Teachers of Richmond COVID-19 Hub
United Teachers of Richmond is the union for Fairmont educators. Visit their website for information about COVID related policy and procedure, a COVID case tracker, and frequently asked questions.