COVID-19 Protocols for Students and School Staff
School Year 2023-24
Effective March 16, 2023, Riverside University Health System - Public Health issued Protocols for Students in K-12 School Settings and Protocols for School Staff in K-12 School Settings, both which remain in alignment with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K–12 Schools to Support Safe In-Person Learning, 2022–2023 School Year. Any changes to the guidance or protocols for the 2023-2024 school year will be posted as soon as they become available.
Since the original COVID-19 guidance issued two years ago, the foundational principle is that safe, in-person learning is critical to student well-being and development. “COVID-19 is here to stay…” notes the guidance, and we have learned methods and have tools to decrease the COVID-19 impact on staff and student health and well-being.
We agree that many of the strategies used to address COVID-19 can protect school communities from other diseases and support healthy learning environments. In alignment with CDC, SJUSD has an approach for in-door air quality that can safeguard students and staff from other airborne pathogens, allergens, and pollutants (e.g. wildfire smoke).
All SJUSD school sites have OTC test kits for COVID-19 for use at home by student families and staff. Please contact your school's health office for test kits, or contact Dawn Lawrence, SJUSD's Safety Officer for questions about COVID-19 protocols or guidelines (951-929-7700 x4411).