COVID-19 Response & Information
Health & Safety Measures
Updated October 5, 2022
We continue to support safe 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.
Adults on Campus and Volunteers
Checking Symptoms & Staying Home When You're Sick
COVID-19 Positive Cases - Notification & Isolation Procedures
Handwashing & Hygienic Practices
Large Events on Campus
Vaccinations for COVID
USD will publish the count of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases on a weekly basis each Friday at 5 PM when school is in session. At the end of the calendar year, USD will reevaluate a published case count through the district dashboard.
If USD is notified of a new COVID positive case over a weekend or at a later date, the case count for the week in which the potential exposure occurred will be accurately amended on the dashboard. Counts will also be adjusted if USD is informed of a false positive test result.
To ensure privacy, names or identifying information of positive cases are not disclosed.
Case counts include individuals with a lab-confirmed positive test or self-reported at-home test.
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