Reporting a Positive COVID-19 Test Result

  • For a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, please take the steps below based on your role. It is important to report a confirmed positive COVID-19 case so that the public health department is aware and the health and safety of all our students and staff are prioritized.

  • I received a positive COVID-19 test result.

    • Go home and isolate immediately. Contact your health care provider for guidance on managing your health.

    • Notify your supervisor and/or COVID-19 Coordinator(s) for your school or worksite. They will report the positive case to the COVID-19 Reporting Hotline. 

    • Refer to this decision tree to determine when it is safe to return to work. 

    • It is important to provide your manager with a list of all DPS staff and students with whom you may have been a close contact.

  • Someone in my household received a positive COVID-19 test result.

    • Notify your supervisor.

  • I was notified by a student or parent of a student's positive COVID-19 test result.

    Notify your school nurse and/or COVID-19 coordinator(s) and they will report the positive case to the COVID-19 Reporting Hotline.

  • I was notified by an employee who has been reporting to work in person that they have a positive COVID-19 test result.

    • Instruct the employee to go home and isolate immediately. 

  • I was notified about a positive COVID-19 test result for a student who is attending school in person.

    • Keep the student isolated until an adult picks them up.

    • Notify your supervisor and/or COVID-19 Coordinator(s) for your school or worksite. They will report the positive case to the COVID-19 Reporting Hotline.