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COVID-19 Dashboard & Safety Plan

On July 12, 2021 (and updated on August 2, 2021), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-2022 School Year.  The foundational principle of the guidance is that all students have access to safe and full in-person instruction at the outset of the school year, with several items under strong emphasis, consistent with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) K-12 School Guidance:

  • Vaccinations for all eligible individuals to get COVID-19 rates down throughout the community
  • Universal masking in schools (indoors) to enable no minimum physical distancing
  • More targeted quarantine practices to keep students in school
  • Access to COVID-19 testing as an available additional safety layer.

SJUSD will open the 2021-2022 school year for students on Thursday, August 5, 2021, under the established start/end times as posted on each school’s regular bell schedule. A summary of the current COVID-19 safety protocols, from our posted plans for the new year, includes:

  • All staff and students are required to wear face masks (or face shields with neck drape) when indoors and students are present, regardless of vaccination status
  • Staff and students will not be required to wear face masks outdoors
  • There are no physical distancing requirements or requirements for desk barriers
  • Staff and students will be expected to wash their hands regularly, and hand sanitizer will be available
  • Students or staff that present COVID-19 symptoms while at school will be sent home; Contact Tracers will assist with return-to-school timing to minimize missing school
  • COVID-19 testing will be available to student families and staff.
The full version of the SJUSD Start of the School Year 2021-2022 Safety Plan is available below, along with the SJUSD Medical Exemption for Facial Coverings form.

For SJUSD as a workplace, employees are subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). Employees have additional applicable requirements, found in the SJUSD Injury and Illness Prevention Program COVID-19 Protection Plan.

SJUSD employees may apply for additional paid sick leave due to COVID-related circumstances, through this InformedK12 form link: