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End of COVID Quarantine and Antigen Tests

April 5, 2022

We have several updates to share as we prepare for the Spring Recess next week.

End of COVID Quarantine for K-12 Schools The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has updated its guidance for K-12 schools, ending the quarantine requirement for students and employees who do not have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status.  This update will be effective after Spring Recess, on…

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COVID Safety Protocol Updates

March 11, 2022

Dear San José Unified Community,

The wave of COVID cases is clearly behind us. Last week, we had 71 reported positives across our 30,500 students and employees. With case counts dramatically different than they were at the beginning of the calendar year, public health is transitioning to a new phase of the pandemic with significant updates to safety requirements and recommendations.

The California…

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COVID Safety Protocol Updates

March 1, 2022

COVID cases throughout our county, state, and nation have decreased dramatically the past few weeks.

The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidance for K-12 schools.  Yesterday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced updates to the mask guidance for K-12 schools that will become effective on March 12, 2022.  Earlier today, state agencies confirmed that CDPH’s updated…

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SJUSD Return from Winter Recess

February 27, 2022

We hope you enjoyed the Winter Recess.  As we prepare to return tomorrow, Monday, February 28, we wanted to share a few reminders to ensure the transition back to school is as smooth as possible.

  • Masks are still required – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is reviewing its guidance for K-12 schools, with an update expected tomorrow.  San José Unified…
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COVID Update and Preparation for Winter Recess

February 15, 2022

The past five weeks have been incredibly challenging as we work together to respond to the COVID wave.  We are encouraged to see the number of reported positives continuing to decline.  Last week, we averaged 45 positives per day, compared to 275 per day in the first week of the semester. 

For this week, Monday February 14 through Friday, February 18, this letter…

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COVID Update – Week of February 7

February 8, 2022

For the past two weeks, we have seen a consistent decline in the number of COVID cases reported at our schools and work locations, which is an encouraging sign that the COVID wave that began in January continues to subside.  We are extremely grateful for the conscientiousness of our students, families, and employees in adhering to the safety protocol, staying home…

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Update on COVID Wave

February 1, 2022

Through the month of January, we have been sharing updates on COVID and how we are responding to keep our students and employees as safe as possible.

Since the start of 2022, we have:

  • Responded to 15,000 reports of a COVID circumstance
  • Administered 20,000 PCR tests
  • Distributed 20,000 antigen test kits

The efforts and commitment to safety from our students, families, and employees has…

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COVID Notification and Safety Information

January 25, 2022

Dear San José Unified Community,

While there are encouraging signs that this wave of the pandemic is starting to subside, COVID is still circulating widely throughout Santa Clara County. With the current level of virus in the community, we should all be prepared to be around someone with the virus each time we interact with others outside of our households –…

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Managing the Wave of COVID Cases

January 13, 2022

We have several updates to share on how San José Unified is managing the current wave of COVID cases throughout our county, state, and nation. We also have clarifications and reminders to keep our students, families, employees, and community as safe as possible.

COVID Numbers for San José Unified We are continuing to see a high volume of reported positives from students…

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Record Surge, Focus on Safety, and More Important Information

January 2, 2022

Most of our employees return to work tomorrow, and students return on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.  In preparation, students and employees have been getting tested in record numbers to support the health and safety of our community.

Record Surge of Virus Given the record positivity rates in our county, state, and nation, we anticipate a record number of COVID-19 positives in San…

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