Coronavirus-COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 CASES

Last updated: 1/20/2022

COVID TESTING

PUSD has partnered with Phamatech to provide PUSD staff, students, and their immediate family members who are a close contact or exhibiting symptoms with convenient drive-thru access to testing, as well as expedited results. 

Phamatech is located at 15175 Innovation Drive, San Diego, CA 92128

You must make an appointment in advance: Appointment portal linked here

Appointments are available 7 days per week – times vary per day. The tests are free:

  • If you have insurance/Medicare/Medi-Cal, you will be asked to provide that information and Phamatech will bill your insurance for the test. There is no copay.

  • If you do not have insurance, you will enter the word NONE for insurance information and the federal/state governments will reimburse Phamatech. Please do not write NONE if you have insurance.

Again, this is for all PUSD Staff, students, and their family members exposed to COVID (you must check the “exposed box” when making appointment)

Other Free COVID-19 Testing Sites:

Total Testing Solutions - 12119 World Trade Drive, San Diego, CA 92128
Appointment required - click here

Escondido - North Inland Live Well Center - 649 W. Mission Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025
Appointment Required - click here
Available Tuesday through Saturday, 7am - 7pm

Miramar - Free Testing Location - 9235 Activity Road, Suite 101/102, San Diego, CA 92126
No appointment necessary
​Available everyday, 10:00am - 2:00pm
This is a saliva test - do not eat, chew gum or brush your teeth within 30 minutes of test. Do not drink water within 10 minutes of test.
*Must bring current, valid insurance card (Medicaid/Medi-Cal not accepted). If you are uninsured, have a valid form of ID. You must also bring a smart phone in order to scan a QR Code.  

Cal State San Marcos - 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92078
No appointment necessary
Testing is located in Parking Lot B
Available Sunday through Thursday, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
 
San Diego – North Central Public Health Center - 5055 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123
Appointment required – click here
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

AT-HOME TEST KITS

FEDERAL PROGRAM: Every household in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. (one order per residential address)
These rapid antigen at-home tests are free through the federal government. The website says orders will usually ship in 7-12 days, and will begin shipping in late January.
You can order your tests now, so you have them when you need them:
https://www.covidtests.gov/
 
Click here for FAQs about this free test kit program.

STATE PROGRAM: On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, PUSD received a shipment of State-provided COVID test kits for students. These at-home testing kits were distributed to students at school. Each kit contains two tests. Parents/Guardians may use the tests at their discretion as outlined below:

  1. As a screening tool to ensure your child is healthy to continue to attend school, particularly if your child is not showing any symptoms; if the test is positive, notify your school and follow the guidelines here

  2. If your child already has had a positive test, you may use one of the tests in the kit on or after Day 5 of isolation, as evidence of a negative result before being allowed to return to school. In an effort to maintain in-person learning, and address the lack of available testing appointments at local clinics, the at-home tests will be accepted as evidence of your child’s negative result. 

  3. If your child is quarantining as a close contact, the tests can also be used as evidence of a negative result. Follow the updated testing and quarantine guidelines here

  4. Any additional tests should be saved for if or when your child might experience symptoms or be named as a close contact to a positive case. 

IMPORTANT! If you do NOT want your child to receive a test kit to bring home, please communicate that clearly to your child, and send this opt-out form with them to school. As you know, these tests are very scarce so we do not want any to go to waste.

Thank you for your patience and partnership in keeping our students and staff safe!

VACCINE CLINIC INFORMATION

Sharp HealthCare will be hosting vaccination clinics periodically at PUSD schools for anyone in our community five years and older who would like to receive their first or second Pfizer COVID vaccine as well as any PUSD staff or families who qualify for a booster shot (at least six months after their completing their initial Pfizer vaccine series). 

There are no upcoming clinics scheduled at PUSD schools at this time.

However, you can sign up for appointments at local pharmacies at myturn.ca.gov

VACCINE MANDATE

On October, 1, 2021, the Governor announced that he will mandate COVID vaccines for all students attending any public or private school in-person, once the vaccine is fully authorized by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The mandate would take effect for 7th through 12th graders following the FDA’s full approval of the vaccine for children ages 12 and over. The mandate could take effect for students 12 and older by July 2022, depending on the timing for full federal approval for a COVID-19 vaccine for that age range. COVID vaccine requirements for students in kindergarten through 6th grade would be phased in after the vaccine is formally approved by the FDA for younger children. This means that the COVID vaccine would be added to the list of existing vaccine requirements for all children attending school in California. Exemptions for medical and personal beliefs would apply. As more details emerge, we will share them with you. With the Governor's announcement, testing weekly for unvaccinated staff will eventually be removed as an option, and all school staff will be required to be vaccinated no later than when the requirement takes effect for students. Our priority is to continue to keep our staff and students healthy and safe, and as such, we will continue to follow any CDPH guidelines and public health orders, as mandated by the State.

POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
COVID-19 DASHBOARD

Due to a backlog of cases with the public health department and the influx of at-home testing kits, we will no longer wait for official confirmation of a positive case before adding it to this dashboard. All positive COVID-19 cases reported to Poway Unified school sites and offices will be posted to this page. For the purposes of this dashboard, PUSD is distinguishing between school-based cases and community-based cases, with two separate columns for every month in the table below:

  • "S.B." School-Based cases: 
​a. school-based cases will potentially impact individuals' health and wellness at our school or office because there may be site-related exposure OR a positive case was on campus during an infectious period
b. a school-based case MAY cause classroom closure or other precautionary measures
c. we will follow the San Diego County Office of Education Decision Tree and Guidelines around isolating and notifying close contacts, as needed
 
  • Known "C.B." Community-Based cases:
a. community-based cases DO NOT impact individuals' health and wellness at our school or office because no one at the site was in close contact with the positive individual during the infectious period. Per the CDC definition, this means no one at the site was within 6 feet of the infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient was isolated
b. this dashboard will include all known community-based cases related to PUSD; this dashboard may not reflect all community-based cases involving our staff and students because PUSD relies on notification from public health or self-reporting from staff or families
c. we will follow the San Diego County Office of Education Decision Tree and Guidelines around isolating the positive case, as needed

 


COVID-19 CASES for Poway Unified School District

PUSD CONFIRMED CASES (S.B. = school-based; C.B. = community-based)

School/Site Name Number of students & staff on campus** Jan
’22
S.B.
Jan
’22
C.B.
Feb
'22
S.B.
Feb
'22
C.B.
Mar
'22
S.B.
Mar
'22
C.B.
               
District Office-Avenue of Science 134 10 19        
District Office-Twin Peaks Ctr 303 20 12        
Elementary Schools              
Adobe Bluffs 506 51 24        
Canyon View 462 41 22        
Chaparral 799 43 47        
Creekside 540 39 41        
Deer Canyon 382 17 23        
Del Sur 969 51 41        
Garden Road 479 25 35        
Highland Ranch 621 47 50        
Los Penasquitos 530 35 36        
Midland 632 46 24        
Monterey Ridge 845 40 44        
Morning Creek 602 33 35        
Painted Rock 580 32 39        
Park Village 556 27 45        
Pomerado 349 39 25        
Rolling Hills 445 35 36        
Shoal Creek 483 28 35        
Stone Ranch 759 31 40        
Sundance 371 32 25        
Sunset Hills 388 25 19        
Tierra Bonita 390 41 25        
Turtleback 508 24 24        
Valley 670 44 66        
Westwood 806 64 50        
Willow Grove 758 30 37        
Elem + Middle              
Connect Academy (K-8) 384   4        
Design39Campus (TK-8) 1,193 32 55        
Middle School              
Bernardo Heights 1,390 46 44        
Black Mountain 1,122 78 63        
Meadowbrook 1,095 81 49        
Mesa Verde 1,068 64 44        
Oak Valley 1,496 74 52        
Twin Peaks 1,117 77 39        
High Schools              
Abraxas 216 5 30        
Del Norte  2,580 131 139        
Mt. Carmel 1,854 155 158        
Poway 2,267 147 108        
Rancho Bernardo 2,330 77 67        
Westview 2,343 157 94        
TOTAL  35,101 1,943 1,886        
               
 
**these numbers may fluctuate
and will be updated as needed
School/Site Name Number of students & staff on campus** Apr
'22
S.B.
Apr
'22
C.B.
May
'22
S.B.
May
'22
C.B.
Jun
'22
S.B.
Jun
'22
C.B.
               
District Office-Avenue of Science 134            
District Office-Twin Peaks Ctr 303            
Elementary Schools              
Adobe Bluffs 391            
Canyon View 361            
Chaparral 613            
Creekside 407            
Deer Canyon 323            
Del Sur 710            
Design39Campus 775            
Garden Road 413            
Highland Ranch 470            
Los Penasquitos 372            
Midland 529            
Monterey Ridge 501            
Morning Creek 436            
Painted Rock 493            
Park Village 407            
Pomerado 261            
Rolling Hills 366            
Shoal Creek 324            
Stone Ranch 571            
Sundance 291            
Sunset Hills 352            
Tierra Bonita 322            
Turtleback 399            
Valley 510            
Westwood 540            
Willow Grove 584            
Elem + Middle              
Connect Academy (K-8)              
Design39Campus (TK-8) 1,143            
Middle School              
Bernardo Heights 875            
Black Mountain 857            
Meadowbrook 818            
Mesa Verde 763            
Oak Valley 895            
Twin Peaks 906            
High Schools              
Abraxas 241            
Del Norte  1,358            
Mt. Carmel 950            
Poway 1,492            
Rancho Bernardo 1,455            
Westview 1,069            
TOTAL  23,837            
               
+ Valley started 8/2/21
++ Abraxas started 7/15/21
All other school sites started 8/18/21
**these numbers may fluctuate
and will be updated as needed
School/Site Name Number of students & staff on campus** Jan
’21
S.B.
Jan
’21
C.B.
Feb
'21
S.B.
Feb
'21
C.B.
Mar
'21
S.B.
Mar
'21
C.B.
               
District Office-Avenue of Science 134 2   1   1  
District Office-Twin Peaks Ctr 303 4 7 1 1 1 1
Elementary Schools              
Adobe Bluffs 391   2 1      
Canyon View 361   2 1 2    
Chaparral 613   2 2 3 3 1
Creekside 407 1 4 2 2    
Deer Canyon 323   3        
Del Sur 710     1 4    
Design39Campus 775 1 2   1   1
Garden Road 413   3     1  
Highland Ranch 470   4   1 1 1
Los Penasquitos 372   2 1 2 1  
Midland 529   7        
Monterey Ridge 501   6   1    
Morning Creek 436   3        
Painted Rock 493   4 1 2   1
Park Village 407   1   1 1  
Pomerado 261     3 2 3 1
Rolling Hills 366 1 3 1      
Shoal Creek 324   1        
Stone Ranch 571   10   1    
Sundance 291   4 1      
Sunset Hills 352   4        
Tierra Bonita 322 1 3     1  
Turtleback 399     1 3 1  
Valley 510 1 13 1 4 3 1
Westwood 540   4 1 2    
Willow Grove 584   2 2 1    
Middle School              
Bernardo Heights 875   3   2   3
Black Mountain 857   8   2    
Meadowbrook 818 1 9   2 1 6
Mesa Verde 763   3   2 2 2
Oak Valley 895 2 5   3 1  
Twin Peaks 906 2 6   2 4 1
High Schools              
Abraxas 241   5   1 1  
Del Norte  1,358 1 7 1 1    
Mt. Carmel 950 2 11   2 4 2
Poway 1,492 2 4 3 3 1 4
Rancho Bernardo 1,455 1 3 1 7   2
Westview 1,069 1 11   3 5 3
TOTAL  23,837 23 171 26 62 36 30
               
Last updated: 6/18/2021 **these numbers may fluctuate
and will be updated as needed
           
School/Site Name Number of students & staff on campus** Apr
'21
S.B.
Apr
'21
C.B.
May
'21
S.B.
May
'21
C.B.
Jun
'21
S.B.
Jun
'21
C.B.
               
District Office-Avenue of Science 134            
District Office-Twin Peaks Ctr 303   1        
Elementary Schools              
Adobe Bluffs 391 1          
Canyon View 361            
Chaparral 613       2    
Creekside 407            
Deer Canyon 323            
Del Sur 710 1 1 2 1    
Design39Campus 775 1   2 1   1
Garden Road 413 2   1      
Highland Ranch 470       2    
Los Penasquitos 372     1      
Midland 529   1 1 1    
Monterey Ridge 501 1       2  
Morning Creek 436            
Painted Rock 493            
Park Village 407   2   2 1  
Pomerado 261 1 3        
Rolling Hills 366         1  
Shoal Creek 324 1   1 1    
Stone Ranch 571   1 1      
Sundance 291            
Sunset Hills 352            
Tierra Bonita 322 2 3   1    
Turtleback 399 2          
Valley 510 1 1        
Westwood 540     1      
Willow Grove 584   1        
Middle School              
Bernardo Heights 875 1   2 3    
Black Mountain 857       1 1  
Meadowbrook 818   1 2 1    
Mesa Verde 763     1      
Oak Valley 895 1 1   1    
Twin Peaks 906   1 1     1
High Schools              
Abraxas 241   1        
Del Norte  1,358   3        
Mt. Carmel 950     2 2   1
Poway 1,492 2 8 1 2   1
Rancho Bernardo 1,455 5 3 5 2    
Westview 1,069   1 1 4    
TOTAL  23,837 22 33 25 27 5 4
               
Last updated: 6/18/2021 **these numbers may fluctuate
and will be updated as needed
School/Site Name Number of students & staff on campus** JUL
’21
S.B.
JUL
’21
C.B.
AUG
'21
S.B.
AUG
'21
C.B.
SEP
'21
S.B.
SEP
'21
C.B.
               
District Office-Avenue of Science 134     3     1
District Office-Twin Peaks Ctr 303     3 1 2 1
Elementary Schools              
Adobe Bluffs 471     6 5 1 1
Canyon View 462 1   1 1    
Chaparral 806     6   1 1
Creekside 531   1 3 5 1 1
Deer Canyon 411   3 2 1 3  
Del Sur 945     2 3   4
Garden Road 464     3 1 6 3
Highland Ranch 641   3 3 2 1  
Los Penasquitos 522   1   1 2  
Midland 605 1 2 3   4 3
Monterey Ridge 885     1 5 4 1
Morning Creek 639   2 3 2 1  
Painted Rock 586     4 3 1 3
Park Village 554     2 1 4 2
Pomerado 344     5 2   2
Rolling Hills 431 3       1 1
Shoal Creek 492     1   1  
Stone Ranch 813 1   2 3 1 2
Sundance 408     1 2    
Sunset Hills 409   1   3    
Tierra Bonita 368       1   1
Turtleback 531   1 1   2 1
Valley+ 662   3 13   5  
Westwood 773   1 2 2 5 2
Willow Grove 772 1   5 2 2 1
Elem + Middle              
Connect Academy (K-8)         1    
Design39Campus (TK-8) 1,143 2 1 3 1 1 3
Middle School              
Bernardo Heights 1,415   1 5 6 5 3
Black Mountain 1,167   2 3 5 5  
Meadowbrook 1,182   5   1 10  
Mesa Verde 1,162   1 1 2 6  
Oak Valley 1,549     7 3 3 3
Twin Peaks 1,131     9 3 4 2
High Schools              
Abraxas++ 274 1   4 2 3 1
Del Norte  2,443   1 8 3 3 3
Mt. Carmel 1,813 1 4 9 2 14 2
Poway 2,138   2 11 7 9 3
Rancho Bernardo 2,316   3 9 4 32 8
Westview 2,323     5 2 6  
TOTAL    11 38 144 85 149 59
+ Valley started 8/2/21
++ Abraxas started 7/15/21
All other school sites started 8/18/21
** these numbers may fluctuate and will be updated as needed
Last updated: 12/31/2021
     
School/Site Name Number of students & staff on campus** OCT
'21
S.B.
OCT
'21
C.B.
NOV
'21
S.B.
NOV
'21
C.B.
DEC
'21
S.B.
DEC
'21
C.B.
               
District Office-Avenue of Science 134 1         4
District Office-Twin Peaks Ctr 303 1       6  
Elementary Schools              
Adobe Bluffs 471 10 1 1     10
Canyon View 462 2   1 1    
Chaparral 806 1   1   1 6
Creekside 531 1   2     6
Deer Canyon 411 3       3 3
Del Sur 945 2 2 2 3 6 9
Garden Road 464 3       3 2
Highland Ranch 641 3     1   2
Los Penasquitos 522 1     1   8
Midland 605 2   8 4 2 2
Monterey Ridge 885 6   2 3 2 3
Morning Creek 639 1 2   1 3 4
Painted Rock 586 10 1 1 4   8
Park Village 554 3   1 1 6 1
Pomerado 344 1     3 3  
Rolling Hills 431       3   1
Shoal Creek 492 3 2 2 2 1 1
Stone Ranch 813 2 2   2 3 2
Sundance 408 4   1 2 1 1
Sunset Hills 409 3 3   1 11 16
Tierra Bonita 368 2       1 5
Turtleback 531   1 1 1 1 3
Valley+ 662 3 3     4 4
Westwood 773 2   2 1 2 2
Willow Grove 772 4 2   1 4 9
Elem + Middle              
Connect Academy (K-8)     2 3     1
Design39Campus (TK-8) 1,143 3     1 11 2
Middle School              
Bernardo Heights 1,415 1   8 4 4 3
Black Mountain 1,167 3   2 3 4 15
Meadowbrook 1,182 8 1 4 1 8 2
Mesa Verde 1,162 3   1 2 1 6
Oak Valley 1,549 1   3 1 6 8
Twin Peaks 1,131 2   3   7 2
High Schools              
Abraxas++ 274 2 2 2      
Del Norte  2,443 5   2 4 3 2
Mt. Carmel 1,813 5   3 2 11 1
Poway 2,138 11 1 3 5 3 2
Rancho Bernardo 2,316 9 1 1   7  
Westview 2,323     1 3 12 42
TOTAL    127 26 61 61 140 198
+ Valley started 8/2/21
++ Abraxas started 7/15/21
All other school sites started 8/18/21
** these numbers may fluctuate and will be updated as needed
Last updated: 12/31/2021
Last updated: 1/20/2022
+ Valley started 8/2/21
++ Abraxas started 7/15/21
All other school sites started 8/18/21

REPORT CORONAVIRUS HEALTH/SAFETY CONCERNS

PUSD strives to maintain all health and safety protocols at our school campuses. 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 the updated 2021-22 Health & Safety guidelines), and we will bring this to the appropriate school or department administrator's attention.

LINK TO REPORTING FORM

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