COVID-19 Tracking Dashboard
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Once the district learns of an individual who has tested positive at a school site or office, these steps will be followed:
- Isolate individuals if present and advise of any required self-quarantine
- Consult with Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD)
- Clean and treat any affected areas
- Contact identification within SCUSD to determine close contacts*
- Immediately notify anyone within SCUSD determined to have had close contact* and advise of any required self-quarantine
- Notify anyone who may have been in proximity, such as in the classroom, school, or office
- Add positive cases to the district's dashboard**
- Follow any additional recommendations from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department
*Close contact is 0-6 feet of a positive case while infectious for a period of more than 15 minutes cumulative within a 24-hour period, regardless of face coverings.
All confirmed COVID-19 incidents related to Santa Clara Unified school sites and offices will be posted to this dashboard webpage.
For the purposes of this dashboard:
- SCUSD is counting all positive confirmed cases that were on campus during their infectious period.
Other important notes related to dashboard data:
- The dashboard is updated each business day as we are notified of confirmed cases and issue contact notifications.
- Cases are added to the dashboard as a final step after all contact notifications have been sent.
- Cases appear on the dashboard using the date that the test was administered; This often results in a case appearing on the dashboard in a different week than the test results were received and contact notices were sent.
- Information regarding individuals with COVID-19 symptoms, close contacts with someone who is COVID-19 positive, or individuals who have tested positive for the coronavirus, is sensitive, confidential information and names will not be released to the public.
- SCUSD does not wait to notify close contacts upon the initial report of a positive case. However, we do wait for official confirmation from SCCPHD 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 contact notifications received by a community and the actual number of confirmed cases appearing on the dashboard (when the case is not confirmed positive by SCCPHD).
Quarantine and Test Results Flow Charts
We follow the protocols outlined in the Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD) guidelines for various covid related scenarios:
* 9/1/2021: This flow chart is being modified by the SCCPHD to remove "quarantine immediately while awaiting test results" under the close contacts on the decision tree.
Considerations for School Closure
Individual school closure is recommended based on the number of cases, the percentage of the teacher/students/staff that are positive for COVID-19, and following consultation with the Local Health Officer. The following are the general parameters of when a school closure may occur.
- Individual school closure may be indicated when an outbreak occurs in 25% or more of a classroom within a 14 day period or when at least 3 outbreaks (3 positive cases are defined as 1 outbreak) have occurred in the school AND more than 5% of the school population is infected
- The Local Health Officer may also determine school closure is warranted for other reasons, including results from public health investigation or other local epidemiological data.
However, after each instance of a positive COVID-19 test, local county public health is contacted and they will advise on school closure on a case-by-case basis.
Schools may typically reopen after 14 days and the following have occurred:
- Cleaning and disinfection
- Public health investigation
- Consultation with the local public health department
A superintendent may close a school district if 25% or more of schools in a district have closed due to COVID-19 within 14 days, and in consultation with the local public health department.
Districts may typically reopen after 14 days, in consultation with the local public health department.
Report COVID-19 Health and Safety Concerns
SCUSD strives to maintain all health and safety protocols at our school campuses and offices. While we know that there will 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 COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan), and we will bring this to the appropriate school or department administrator's attention.