Student Support Services

Coronavirus-COVID-19 updates

Last updated: 10/19/20


All confirmed COVID-19 incidents related to Poway Unified school sites and offices will be posted to this page. For the purposes of this dashboard, PUSD is not counting community-related cases for those individuals who have not come onto campus within close contact* of other students and staff. PUSD is counting all positive confirmed cases for individuals who have been on campus within close contact* of others for PUSD or school supervised instruction or activities. 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 Local Health Officers
  • Clean and treat any affected areas
  • Contact trace within PUSD to determine close contacts*
  • Immediately notify anyone within PUSD 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 San Diego County Public Department of Public Health

*Close Contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

You can view a more detailed COVID-19 Decision Guide for symptoms and exposures here.

Below is a list of all confirmed COVID-19 incidents related to PUSD schools sites and offices. The Dashboard is updated once a week and when we are notified of confirmed cases. Beginning in October, when our campuses reopen, the columns will be separated by month to provide a more accurate snapshot of current cases vs. past cases.

*Important Note: PUSD does not wait to notify close contacts upon initial report of a positive case. However, we do wait for official confirmation from the 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 actual number of confirmed cases (when the case is not confirmed positive by public health). 


School Name  Confirmed Cases
(October 2020)
Confirmed Cases
(June 2020 -
 Sept 2020)
District Office   2  
Twin Peaks Center      
Elementary Schools      
Adobe Bluffs   1  
Canyon View      
Creekside   1  
Deer Canyon 2    
Del Sur      
Garden Road      
Highland Ranch   2  
Los Penasquitos      
Monterey Ridge 1    
Morning Creek 1    
Painted Rock      
Park Village      
Rolling Hills   1  
Shoal Creek      
Stone Ranch      
Sunset Hills      
Tierra Bonita      
Valley 2    
Willow Grove   1  
Middle School      
Bernardo Heights      
Black Mountain      
Mesa Verde      
Oak Valley      
Twin Peaks      
High Schools      
Del Norte       
Mt Carmel      
Poway 1    
Rancho Bernardo      
TOTAL  Confirmed Cases  7 8  
Last updated: 10/19/2020      


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 teacher/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/student/ 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.


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 our Guidebook), and we will bring this to the appropriate school or department administrator's attention.


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