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COVID-19 Information and Resources

Guidance Update

2021-22 COVID-19 Information

Orinda Union School District continues to fulfill all requirements  established by the the California Department of Public Health and Contra Costa Health Services to ensure the safety of our community.

As the requirements change, we will update our practice and protocols and promptly communicate those changes with our community. 

This year we welcomed all of our students back on campus for full time in-person instruction. Safety of our students and staff remains the priority and we must work together to create and maintain safe campus environments. 

We appreciate the help of our entire community of student, parents and staff in this effort!

Health Information

Symptom Checking
To prevent the spread of virus and reduce the risk of exposure, all staff and students must conduct symptom screening from home each day prior to entering a district site. Any student or employee experiencing symptoms must remain at home. 

COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 testing is an important risk mitigation strategy in prevention of the spread of the virus. Please visit our COVID-19 Testing Resource page for available local, county and district testing options.

Contact Tracing
The Orinda USD Health Team and our Contact Tracers will conduct follow up investigations relating to all reported COVID-19 cases in the OUSD. 

OUSD utilizes Group-Based Tracing where in case of an exposure, groups of students are identified and notified. 

Isolation and Quarantine
Students and staff positive for COVID-19 must isolate and may not attend school/work. Here is a helpful CCCHS Isolation Guide

Exposed students may continue to take part in all aspects of school unless they develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.

Vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. We strongly encourage all students to get vaccinated and to upload their vaccination information through the ParentSquare portal

Safety Information

Face Covering
Face-coverings are optional in all TK-12 settings. CDPH strongly recommends masks in indoor settings.

Indoor Ventilation
All OUSD instructional spaces have ventilation with MERV-13 filters. Classrooms have additional portable HEPA filters. Classrooms doors and windows are kept open as much as possible to provide additional air movement.

Volunteers on Campus
Volunteers must show proof of vaccination while volunteering on campus.