COVID-19 Response & Information
In the wake of school closures in March of 2020, USD implemented state health department protocols for students and staff. During the 2020-21 school year, students began the year in Distance Learning, and returned to school through a phased-in approach in the winter and spring of 2021.
Union School District will begin the 2021-22 school year with full-time, in-person instruction at all schools.
Health & Safety Measures
Updated September 13, 2021
We continue to support a safe return to in-person learning this school year following all health and safety protocols as directed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and local public health department.
We will continue to communicate updates or revisions of any state and local guidance and/or recommendations for schools. As a community, we will continue to ensure the health and wellness of our students, staff and USD families together.
To provide a healthy environment in which our students can learn and thrive.
To comply with all state and local health orders, mandates, and guidelines in order to ensure the health and safety of all individuals on campus.
Checking Symptoms & Staying Home When You're Sick
Recess, Lunch and Physical Education
Vaccinations & COVID-19 Testing
Handwashing & Hygienic Practices
During the school year, USD publishes the count of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis. Data counts will be updated each Friday evening. Please note, adjustments may be made to case counts for the previous week each Monday should the district be notified of a positive case from Saturday or Sunday.
Counts include students who are currently participating in-person at schools and staff members who are teaching or working in-office or on-campus.
To ensure privacy, names or identifying information of positive cases will not be disclosed.
Resources & Links
The following links contain additional information regarding state and county health guidance and district plans.
Santa Clara County Emergency Operations Center Community Resources
The first COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use in the United States. All individuals age 12 or older are now eligible for vaccination. For more information, including how to schedule an appointment or find a drop-in vaccination site, visit www.sccfreevax.org
Public Health Orders
On June 15th, California ended its Blueprint for a Safer Economy, and enacted a new Health Officer Order with limited restrictions (related to face coverings, mega-events, and settings serving children), see here for details: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Order-of-the-State-Public-Health-Officer-Beyond-Blueprint.aspx
As of June 21, 2021, most local Health Orders have been lifted or are being phased out, see here for details: https://covid19.sccgov.org/public-health-orders
To find a free and easy COVID-19 testing location near you, visit www.sccfreetest.org
For updated information about County service impacts, visit https://www.sccgov.org/sites/opa/opa/covid19/Pages/home.aspx
For information about COVID-19 response efforts in Santa Clara County, guidance for businesses and workers, local data, testing resources, Public Health Orders, and other resources, visit: www.sccgov.org/coronavirus
2020-21 Reopening Archive