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COVID-19 Resources & Information

Our top priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. We have a robust COVID-19 safety protocol to keep our schools as safe as possible. Our Learning Guide offers additional details on our safety measures, including information about quarantines.

COVID-19 Safety Protocol
Learning Guide for Families

COVID-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccine is the leading public health preventative strategy, and we encourage everyone in our community who is eligible to get vaccinated. The vaccine is now approved for ages 5 and up. San José Unified is partnering with the Santa Clara County Public Health Department to offer vaccine clinics at our schools for students, families, and community members. The vaccinations are free, and no appointment is needed. The clinics will offer the first, second, and booster doses for ages 12 and up and the Pfizer pediatric dose for ages 5-11.

Almaden Elementary: Wednesday, November 17, 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
1295 Dentwood Drive, San José, CA 95118

You can also schedule appointments for your students and other members of your family through the county by visiting sccfreevax.org, where you can also find a list of drop-in clinics in San José.

School Health Clinics is offering COVID-19 vaccines to individuals ages 5 and up. Call one of the clinics below to schedule an appointment or to get information about the walk-in vaccine clinics on the days listed below. The clinics are closed on November 25-26, December 24, and December 27.

Mondays 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
San José High Neighborhood Health Clinic
1149 E. Julian Street, Bldg. H
San José, CA 95116
(408) 535-6001

Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Franklin-McKinley Neighborhood Health Clinic
645 Wool Creek Drive
San José, CA 95112
(408) 283-6051

Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Gilroy Neighborhood Health Clinic
9300 Wren Avenue
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 842-1017 (phone)

Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Overfelt Neighborhood Health Clinic
1835 Cunningham Avenue
San José, CA 95122
(408) 347-5988

Thursdays 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Washington Neighborhood Health Clinic
100 Oak Street
San José, CA 95110
(408) 295-0980

Fridays 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Garden Alameda Neighborhood Health Clinic
​855 Lenzen Avenue, #105
San José, CA 95126
(408) 535-4729

If you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine for your students, we encourage you to contact your healthcare provider. You can also find additional information and answers to frequently asked questions at sccfreevax.org.

Santa Clara County Health Department is also hosting a virtual town hall to discuss the vaccine for ages 5-11 on Monday, November 8 at 6pm.

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents
What to Expect at the Clinic
Step by Step Guide for Filling Out the Vaccine Forms
COVID-19 Vaccine Forms
Town Hall Information

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Students

The Governor has directed the California Department of Public Health to follow the procedures to add the COVID-19 vaccine to other vaccinations, like measles, mumps, and rubella, required for in-person school attendance. The vaccination will become required in the semester after the vaccine receives full FDA approval. We do not expect the requirement to go into effect for any grade levels until the 2022-2023 school year. We will provide additional information about the requirement and possible exemptions as the state’s plans are finalized.

COVID-19 Testing for Students

We offer testing for all San José Unified students and employees at three locations. Testing is available from 8 am – 5 pm, on school days, Monday – Friday at the following locations:

San José Unified District Office
855 Lenzen Ave, San José, CA 95126

San José Unified Warehouse
2171 Cottle Avenue, San José, CA 95125

Liberty Alternative School
4849 Pearl Ave, San José, CA 95136

We do not conduct surveillance testing on students, but we do direct students to be tested anytime they have a COVID-19 symptom or have a known exposure or close contact with a COVID-19 case. Additionally, parents may bring their students for testing anytime. Testing information is included in our COVID-19 advisories for known exposures, classroom, and schools.

When we direct a student to test, the test results must be sent to the school health office or nurse for the student to be cleared to return to school. The test must be a PCR test in order to be accepted.

To schedule an appointment to test through San José Unified, visit go.sjusd.org/COVIDtest and login as your student, with their student ID and their password.  If you need assistance, please contact your school.


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