COVID-19 Tracking Dashboard
All confirmed COVID-19 incidents related to Santa Clara Unified school sites and offices will be posted to this page. For the purposes of this dashboard:
- SCUSD is not counting community-related cases for those individuals who have not come onto campus within close contact* of other students and staff.
- SCUSD is counting all positive confirmed cases for individuals who have been on campus within close contact* of others for SCUSD or school supervised instruction or activities while infectious.
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
- 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
- Follow any additional recommendations from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department
*Close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before symptom onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to the test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.
You can view more details in the SCCPHD Reopening of Santa Clara County K-12 Schools Guidebook.
Above is a list of all confirmed COVID-19 incidents related to SCUSD schools sites and offices. The dashboard is updated once a week and when we are notified of confirmed cases. All cases are confidential. 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. Names will not be released.
Important Note: SCUSD does not wait to notify close contacts upon the initial report of a positive case. However, we do wait for official confirmation from the Santa Clara County 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 the actual number of confirmed cases (when the case is not confirmed positive by public health).
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. However, individual school closure is recommended based on the number of cases, the percentage of the teachers/students/staff that are positive for COVID-19, and following consultation with the local health officer.
- Individual school closure may occur when there are multiple cases in multiple cohorts at a school or when at least 5% of the total number of teachers/students/staff are cases within a 14-day period.
- A superintendent should 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 officer.
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.