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All confirmed positive COVID-19 incidents related to Healdsburg Unified school sites and offices will be posted to this page. For the purposes of this dashboard, HUSD is distinguishing between school-based cases and community-based cases. Our table shows two separate columns for every month. Below is a description of the columns:

  • "S.B." School-Based cases: 

​a. School-based cases will potentially impact individuals' health and wellness at our school or office
because there may be site-related exposure OR a positive case was on campus during an infectious period

b. A school-based case MAY cause classroom closure or other precautionary measures

c. We will follow the the Sonoma County Public Health Guidance (English, Spanish) around isolating and notifying close contacts, as needed.

  • Known "C.B." Community-Based cases:

a. Community-based cases DO NOT impact individuals' health and wellness at our school or office because no one at the site was in close contact with the positive individual during the infectious period. Per the CDC definition, this means no one at the site was within 6 feet of the infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient was isolated

b. This dashboard will include all known community-based cases related to HUSD; this dashboard may not reflect all community-based cases involving our staff and students because HUSD relies on notification from public health or self-reporting from staff or families
c. We will follow the Sonoma County Public Health Guidance (English, Spanish) around isolating the positive case, as needed.

Important Note: HUSD does not wait to notify close contacts upon initial report of a positive case. However, we do wait for official confirmation from the public health department before listing the case on this dashboard. This could result in a delay of cases appearing on this dashboard or a discrepancy between the number of notifications received and actual number of confirmed cases (when the case is not confirmed positive by public health).

Confirmed Cases (S.B. = school based; C.B. = community based)

considerations for school closure

Once schools reopen, schools are not required to close again if the county sees an increase in case rates or positive testing percentages. 

Individual school closure, in which all students and staff are not on campus, is recommended based on the number of cases and stable groups impacted, which suggest that active in-school transmission is occurring. Closure should be done in consultation with the Local Health Office (LHO). Situations that may indicate the
need for school closure: 

  • Within a 14-day period, an outbreak has occurred in 25% or more stable groups in the school.

  • Within a 14-day period, at least three outbreaks have occurred in the school AND more than 5% of the school population is infected.

  • The LHO may also determine school closure is warranted for other reasons, including results from public health investigation or other local epidemiological data.

Schools may typically reopen after 14 days and if the following have occurred: Cleaning and disinfection, Public Health investigation and Consultation with the Local Health Department.

A school district should close if 25% or more of schools in a district have closed due to COVID-19 within a 14-day period and in consultation with the LHD. If a LEA is closed, it may typically reopen after 14 days, in consultation with the LHD.

report covid-19 health/safey concerns

HUSD strives to maintain all health and safety protocols at our school campuses. While we know that there will be a learning curve for all of our students and staff, please let us know of any repeated or prolonged instances of non-compliance to our established guidelines (as outlined in our Health & Safety Guide), and we will bring this to the appropriate school or department administrator's attention.

LINK TO REPORTING FORM


 

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 sAFETY pLAN

COVID-19 Prevention Plan
English, Spanish

COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist
English, Spanish
 
Health & Safety Guide
English & Spanish
   
   STUDENT & FAMILY HANDBOOK
   COVID-19 Safety
   English / Spanish
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