Cohorting – Involves creating groups of students that are separated from other groups by at least 6 feet through the entire day. Cohorts can reduce the number of people exposed to COVID-19 if someone tests positive, meaning fewer students and staff would need to be quarantined if there is a positive case.
Contact Tracing – Part of the process of supporting patients and warning contacts of exposure to stop chains of transmission. Contact tracers inform people if they have been exposed to COVID-19 and to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19, get tested, and to self-isolate if they have COVID-19 or were in close contact with someone who tested positive.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) – a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Diagnostic Testing – Intended to identify current infection in individuals and is performed by a health care facility when a person has signs or symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or when a person is asymptomatic but has recent known or suspected exposure to someone with COVID-19.
HCOC – Health Command Operations Center of Navajo Nation
High Risk Sports – sports that cannot be done outdoors or with masks.
Low and Intermediate Risk Sports – sports that can be conducted outdoors, or indoors with masks.
Navajo Nation Gating Criteria – measures including the rate of new COVID-19 cases, availability of testing, and hospital capacity used by the NHCOC to determine the current color phase/status of the Navajo Nation.
Physical Distancing – Keeping space between oneself and other people outside of one’s home.
Public Notification – Providing on campus COVID-19 lab confirmed positive case frequency to parents and the community via public-facing website, newsletter, or other timely communication method.
Reporting – School administrators report COVID-19 lab confirmed positive cases to local health care facility, HCOC exposure portal, and weekly public notification while maintaining confidentiality per applicable laws and regulations.
Screening Testing – Testing individuals without symptoms or known contact. Frequency of testing can vary. Additional details in the Additional Information section.
Selected Students – Limited targeted populations as determined by schools (such as special needs students who need special education services according to their Individualized Education Program (IEP) where certain types of instructional needs and services may best be accomplished in person).