COVID-19 Safety Plan
CVUSD will align with applicable Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and California Division of
Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) employer-specific guidance on face coverings for students, staff and visitors to CVUSD facilities. Although not required, students and staff are strongly recommended to wear masks indoors at all times while at school.
The District will have masks available for any student or staff seeking one, at all CVUSD schools and facilities. CVUSD will follow any CDPH or ACPHD masking order.
It is strongly recommended that individuals mask indoors for ten days after testing positive for COVID-19 or after a close contact with a case.
COVID-19 Testing and ReportingTesting
Beginning, Wednesday, February 1st, Antigen COVID-19 testing at the Center for the Arts will no longer be available. All school sites and the District Office (Reception Desk at 4400 Alma Ave.) will provide OTC antigen tests upon request to students and staff. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has recommended the distribution of Over the Counter (OTC) antigen test kits to students and staff as the district’s primary testing strategy.
- Test 1: All people who develop symptoms should test immediately. If a person with symptoms of COVID-19 initially tests negative on an antigen test, the test should be repeated in 24-48 hours. If this test is negative, report it via Primary.Health and come back to school when symptoms are resolving.
- Test 2: 2-3 days after first negative test: Even if a student has already returned to school, take another test 2-3 days after the first negative test. Report results via Primary.Health.
What if my student has been exposed to a case of COVID-19?
The following flowchart is a helpful guide to the appropriate steps for a parent/guardian: COVID-19 Flowchart for Parents | Diagrama de Flujo COVID-19 para Padres | 面向家长的2019 冠状病毒病应对流程图
Quarantine and Isolation
CVUSD will align with applicable California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD), and California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) employer-specific guidance on isolation and quarantine applicable to students and staff.
Stay home if you’re not feeling well & Test
Stay home if you're feeling sick! There are a lot of viruses going around, and you don’t want to spread them, even if your illness is not COVID. Please do not send your child to school with any symptoms (Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, or Diarrhea), regardless of their COVID test results. Students must be fever/vomit/diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of medications before returning to school for non-COVID-related illnesses. If students are too unwell to learn or be successful in the classroom, please keep them home to rest and recover. Please always be sure to call your student’s school if you are keeping them home for illness.
Visit https://covid-19.acgov.org/vaccines to find out where you can get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the community.
Students who have received the COVID-19 vaccine are not required to report their vaccination status. However, vaccination status can now affect an individual’s quarantine timeline should they be exposed to a positive COVID-19 individual. It is encouraged that you report your student’s status, if they have received the vaccine, please contact your school site secretary. Staff who have received the COVID-19 vaccination are encouraged to complete the employee COVID-19 Vaccine Verification Form in Frontline Central. Staff that does not submit a vaccination card, will be required to take a weekly COVID-19 test.
Student/Employee Exposed to COVID-19 on Campus
During times of elevated community transmission of COVID-19 we will be sending a general notification to the entire school community alerting all to the increased potential of being exposed to COVID-19 due to a rise in cases among school and community members, and reminding all to monitor for symptoms and get tested.
Every student who has shared indoor space with the subject student during the infectious period (mainly classes) will receive the Group Tracing Notice when we are NOT in times of elevated community transmission.
- WEAR A MASK INDOORS: Exposed people should wear a mask indoors for 10 days following an exposure.
- No need to stay home unless you develop symptoms or test positive: Students may attend school, sports, and childcare, regardless of vaccination status
- Test at home: Test 3-5 days after exposure, or sooner if symptoms develop.