Campus COVID Policy & Vaccine FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions About Virus Mitigation Planning for 2021-22: masks, vaccine, quarantine, etc.


Do students need to be vaccinated to attend class?

No, however, Jesuit is following the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and CDPH recommendations which encourage vaccines for students. Currently, these do not have a vaccine requirement for students.

Do I need to show proof of vaccination?

No, however, we are encouraging those with vaccination to upload a copy of their card into Final Forms. Jesuit is not requiring students to show proof of a COVID 19 vaccination.

Do you want proof of vaccination if I have it?

Yes! For families that wish to share their child’s proof of the COVID vaccine, a portal has been set up in Final Forms so that the vaccine card can be scanned and uploaded. Having this information is extremely helpful during contact tracing as there are different quarantine guidelines for people who are either vaccinated or non-vaccinated. Submitting proof of the COVID vaccine is optional for families.

What are the current quarantine guidelines? Does it change if I’m vaccinated?

The updated CDPH guidelines articulates different protocols for vaccinated and unvaccinated people regarding quarantine. For example, unvaccinated students will likely need to quarantine following a positive exposure, while vaccinated students will not. Jesuit sincerely respects that families have the freedom to make this choice, and we feel it is important that we are honest and transparent regarding the implications of that choice as it pertains to a return to school. Jesuit High School Sacramento follows these guidelines as well as the local Sacramento County Department of Public Health school guidance

Where can I get vaccinated?

If you wish to learn more or find a COVID vaccine location near you, please visit

Do I need to wear a mask?

Yes, indoors only. As of July 30, 2021, Sacramento County Public Health issued a mask mandate requiring all individuals to wear face-covering indoors. Masks are to be worn on the Jesuit High School Sacramento campus when indoors. Masks are optional when outdoors. See our Face Covering Policy for more information.

Should I still stay home if I’m symptomatic? Even if I’m vaccinated?

YES, STAY HOME WHEN SYMPTOMATIC. The school will continue its work to enculturate all members of our community to be attentive to symptoms and not attend school or work when symptomatic or when any member of their household has tested positive for COVID or is awaiting test results. We can expect that students and employees will miss school or work due to possible exposure, required isolation, and the presence of symptoms. We will support community members in following this important practice, and we will create systems that minimize the impact of missing school or work. The systems include using our digital platforms, office hours with teachers, and Zoom access to a class in certain situations. 

Do I have to take/log an online daily symptom self-check before coming to campus?

No. At this time, there will not be a required “daily symptom tracker,” but we ask that all take a moment to self-evaluate before leaving home each morning. As a reminder, please reference this printable graphic—download symptom self-check card

Is it just me, or do these policies keep changing?

Jesuit High School Sacramento carefully monitors the current community health conditions and follows all county and state guidelines. The state released partial California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines for schools in June, and schools are still awaiting more details and further clarification for some areas of activity. As we have come to experience, both the guidelines and the state of the pandemic in our area are subject to change.