COVID-19 Response & Information
USD Webinar on Health & Safety Measures (Aug 5, 2021)
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 January 14, 2022
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.
Adults on Campus and Volunteers
Checking Symptoms & Staying Home When You're Sick
Extracurricular School-Based Activities
CDPH updated their guidance regarding School-Based Extracurricular Activities. The requirements and recommendations in this guidance apply to all extracurricular activities that are operated or supervised by schools, and all activities that occur on a school site, whether or not they occur during school hours, including, but not limited to, sports, band, chorus, and clubs:
Handwashing & Hygienic Practices
Recess, Lunch and Physical Education
Vaccinations & COVID-19 Testing
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 at 5pm.
To ensure privacy, names or identifying information of positive cases will not be disclosed.
Isolation Procedures for COVID-19 Positive Individuals
Post-Vaccination Symptoms Guidelines (COVID-19 and Flu)
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