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COVID-19

To view the latest communication (09-25-21) from
Superintendent Vanden Heuvel please click EnglishSpanish.

CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES DASHBOARD

Please click HERE to view the dashboard.

  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ'S) regarding COVID-19 

DEFINITIONS:

Close Contact/Exposed:  More than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period within 0-6 feet or having direct physical contact for a shorter period of time (like hugging, kissing or playing high-contact sports together)

Isolation (Most Restrictive):  Stay at home except to get medical care.  Separate yourself from others in the home and wear a facemask around other people.  Monitor your symptoms and avoid sharing household items.  Practice good hand hygiene and cover your mouth with coughs and sneezes

Quarantine:  Same as above, but you may interact with others in the home. 
 

Q: What does it mean if I received a General Exposure Advisory Notification?

A: This letter is a courtesy letter we have chosen to send to both families and staff at the school site if there is an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19. This does not mean your child has been exposed to the individual, but to be fully transparent we have decided to send these home. If your child was exposed and is identified as a close contact,  you will receive a personal phone call and/or an email notification with guidance. Generally this goes out within 24 hours of the notification.
 

Q: My child is sick with symptoms of COVID-19 - what do I do?

  1. Keep your child home

  2. Report absence to the attendance office or school secretary.  Please list the symptoms the student is having.

  3. Get a COVID test (PCR Only) as soon as possible, whether you are vaccinated or not.  Here is a list of current locations: COVID Test Locations .  Wait for test results.   Over the counter tests are not allowable.

  4. Alternatively, if your child has a chronic condition (i.e. allergies, IBS, etc.) you may obtain a letter from your doctor which lists an alternate diagnosis.  
     

Q: I have my child’s test results - now what do I do?

  1. Take a picture of your test result and send the picture to the appropriate site for review.  

HES: hescovidtest@husd.com

FMC: fmccovidtest@husd.com

HJH: hjhcovidtest@husd.com

HHS: hhscovidtest@husd.com 

Please note that this test information must include the date the test was taken and the student name.

  1. Negative Result: If the student is negative, and symptom free (no fever for 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medication and no vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours) the student may return to school.

  2. Positive Result: If the student is positive, please report the positive test results to the attendance office or the school secretary immediately and send a copy of the test result to COVID test emails listed above.

  • The office staff will ask you further details about exposure, including last date on campus, what symptoms the child had, where/when the child was tested and who might be considered a close contact.  It is very important that we obtain these details so we may begin contact tracing.  

  • The staff trained in contact tracing will also be in touch with quarantine or isolation instructions within 24 hours.
     

Q: My child is fully vaccinated - can I come to school with symptoms?

A: No, all students experiencing symptoms - regardless of vaccination status - must stay home.
 

Q: My child is fully vaccinated - do they really need to wear a mask?

A: Yes.  Current orders are that masks are required for all K-12 institutions inside and are strongly recommended outside.  Because masks offer the most protection for staff and students, HUSD also requires that masks be worn outside to help stop the spread of COVID-19. 
 

Q: My child was exposed outside of school to someone with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 - what should I do?

A: You must quarantine at home for 7-10 days if you were a close contact.  Close contact is defined as unmasked and within 6 feet of the positive case for more than 15 minutes in a 24 hour period.

  1. You may discontinue quarantine after Day 7 if tested negative on/after Day 6

  2. May discontinue quarantine after Day 10 if declined testing on/after Day 6

  3. Monitor for symptoms through Day 14.

  4. If symptoms develop, the student should begin home isolation ASAP (staying away from others in the home) ASAP and get tested.
     

Q: What do I do if my child cannot wear a mask?

A: If your child cannot wear a mask, they may qualify for an exemption.  Please contact your principal to talk about other face covering options and the medical authorization required.
 

Q: Are visitors and parents allowed on campus?

A: Nonessential visitors, volunteers and community members will be asked not to come to the sites unless a virtual option cannot be provided.  Anyone entering the campuses will be required to sign-in and will be asked health-screening questions prior to entry.
 

Q: How are absences recorded?

  1. If a student has COVID symptoms and is awaiting a test, the absences are excused.

  2. If a student has COVID symptoms and the parent is choosing not to test, 10 days of absences are excused due to quarantine.

  3. If a student is out due to quarantine orders for a positive test or close contact, these absences are also excused.  The parent/guardian should reach out to the teacher/office staff about getting class/homework while out of school.

  4. Excessive absences (10 or more days) will result in follow-up from attendance and principals. 

Communication from the County / State

Joint Press Release from Dr. Herrington and Dr. Mase Regarding the Recent Stay at Home Order issued on December 8, 2020. Click here: English / Spanish


July 17, 2020 - Governor Gavin Newsom Lays Out Pandemic Plan for Learning and Safe Schools - Pandemic Plan for Learning and Safe Schools

March 17, 2020 - Sonoma County Public Health Officer Orders  County Residents to Shelter in Place

The Sonoma County Health Officer has issued a Health Order  directing residents to shelter in place effective at midnight (12:00am) on Wednesday March 18, 2020. This Health Order will be in place for three weeks until April 7, 2020. The Health  Order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most basic and essential needs.  Read the Entire Press Release - English, Spanish

covid-19 symptom screening

Click below to the view the home COVID-19 Symptom Screening Guide:
English / Spanish

COVID-19 sAFETY pLAN

COVID-19 Plan Amendments - 09-13-2021:
English/Spanish
 
COVID-19 Plan Amendments - 08-23-2021:
English/Spanish
 
COVID-19 Plan Amendments - 08-02-2021: English/Spanish
 
COVID-19 Prevention Plan (Amended 06-08-2021):
English, Spanish

COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist:
English, Spanish
 
Site Specific Plans (Amended 08-17-2021):
Healdsburg Elementary School - English/Spanish
Fitch Mountain Campus - English/Spanish
Healdsburg Junior High School - English/Spanish
Healdsburg High School - English/Spanish
 
HUSD Athletics Return to Play Safety Plan
English, Spanish  
 
HUSD Indoor Sports Plan
English, Spanish
 
REPORT COVID-19 HEALTH/SAFETY CONCERNS
LINK TO REPORTING FORM
 

PARENT NOTIFICATION: AB 13O INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAM

On July 9, 2021, California’s Governor signed into law Assembly Bill 130 (“AB 130”), which made significant changes to independent study laws for the 2021-22 school year.

For the 2021-2022 school year, all public school districts are required to offer an independent study option to students and families to be made available to students whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction, as determined by the parent or guardian. HUSD sent home communication about this on August 4, 2021.

Please read the letter please click: EnglishSpanish

   

COVID-19 OPERATIONS REPORT

English / Spanish

california parent & youth helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parents and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

Call or text 1-855-427-2736 for services in English, Spanish and other languages. For more information, please visit: 
caparentyouthhelpline.org