Health & Safety: Communicable Diseases

CVUSD will continue to follow public health K-12 guidance for COVID-19 risk mitigation during the 2023-2024 school year. We encourage parents/caregivers and staff to read through this plan and become familiar with the district’s safety protocols. This plan will be updated during the school year, especially when/if public health guidance changes.
COVID-19 Testing and Reporting
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. 

What if my student has tested positive for COVID-19?
: Notify your school of the positive test result. Call your school’s attendance line.

ISOLATE and STAY HOME FOR AT LEAST 5 DAYS (The day your symptoms begin or positive test is Day 0.)

Come back to school on Day 6 as long as your symptoms are not present, or are mild and improving. You must be fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of medication. If other symptoms are not resolving, continue to isolate until symptoms are resolving or until after Day 10.

WEAR A MASK INDOORS through at least Day 10. (You can stop wearing a mask if you have two negative tests two days in a row, or if you’re at least 10 days past the start of your symptoms.)

To view CDPH guidance with information about what to do after testing positive for COVID-19, please, click here.

This CDPH guidance is also available in the following languages:
Chinese Simplified
Chinese Traditional

Exposure Notifications

Per California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance, parents/caregivers will not receive routine close contact notifications during the 2023-2024 school year.  CVUSD will consider providing a general notification to the entire school community when many in the community​ may currently have COVID-19 and be infectious to others. This communication can alert all to the increased potential of being exposed to COVID-19 due to a rise in cases among school and community members, and remind all to monitor for symptoms and get tested.


CVUSD will continue to follow Cal/OSHA notification requirements for staff who are exposed to COVID-19 cases at CVUSD, including direct notification of exposures, case notifications to all sites, and outbreak notifications to the exposed staff members and all staff members at a facility. 




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. 

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.

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.