Are 'Z Shields' (or other specific shield types) permitted? What about with a doctor's note?
The only shields explicitly permitted by state guidance are those with a drape (and only for those who are exempt from face covering use): "Persons exempted from wearing a face covering due to a medical condition who are employed in a job involving regular contact with others should wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge, as long as their condition permits it." 

If a physician has indicated that the individual’s condition does not permit that type of shield, they are therefore not required to wear it. 

The CDC has detailed recommendations for situations where face shields are the only option. They point to available data suggesting face shields that are ’hooded’ or ’wrap around the sides of the wearer’s face’ provide better source control.

There is not sufficient scientific evidence for Public Health to provide formal recommendations on other types of shields outside of existing CDPH and CDC guidance.

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1. If a student is symptomatic and is sent home, but the parent(s) chooses not to test, does the cohort need to quarantine?
2. If a student presents with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 in Scenario 1 but is known to have underlying medical issues (asthma, allergies, etc.), what is the process?
3. What distancing is required? 
4. What outdoor or indoor band activities may be permitted? 
5. Is there any quarantining required for travel? 
6. If a school is not using stable cohorts, how is quarantine determined? 
7. If a symptomatic student tests negative, what factors would still merit consideration as a presumptive positive?
8. For a child in 3rd grade-High School, can they wear a face shield in place of a face mask?
9. Can a school ask the health department for the lab results of family members of students and staff to verify that a student or staff is to quarantine?
10. Does a school need to verify a positive case with the health department first before proceeding with contact tracing?
11. What is the required documentation (and from what source) a student will need to be exempt from wearing a mask on campus?
12. Is the 15 min. exposure cumulative within a 24 hour period (5 min. here, plus 5 min. there) vs. consecutive 15 minutes?
13. Are 'Z Shields' (or other specific shield types) permitted? What about with a doctor's note?
14. If someone is a close contact of someone who has COVID (e.g. in the same class), would the siblings of the close contact still be allowed to attend school?
15. Should asymptomatic school staff re-test and not work if they receive an inconclusive result?
16. What allowances are there for school-related events?
17. What is the guidance regarding student/staff capacity for the use of the gym on rainy days?
18. If a student or staff member already tested positive and recovered from COVID-19 and they are identified as a close contact to another confirmed positive case, do they need to quarantine again?
19. If a school voluntarily 'pauses' in-person instruction after reopening for in-person instruction does this affect their ability to return to in-person instruction?
20. Can a cohort share sports equipment?