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Coronavirus-COVID-19 updates

Last updated: 5/14/2021

POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT COVID-19 DASHBOARD

All confirmed positive 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 distinguishing between school-based cases and community-based cases. Starting in December, we will have 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 precatuionary measures
c. we will follow the San Diego County Office of Eduction 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
 

The Dashboard is updated at least once a week and when we are notified of confirmed 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). 


 

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
’21
S.B.
Jan
’21
C.B.
Feb
'21
S.B.
Feb
'21
C.B.
Mar
'21
S.B.
Mar
'21
C.B.
Apr
'21
S.B.
Apr
'21
C.B.
May
'21
S.B.
May
'21
C.B.
                       
District Office-Avenue of Science 134 2   1   1          
District Office-Twin Peaks Ctr 303 4 7 1 1 1 1   1    
Elementary Schools                      
Adobe Bluffs 391   2 1       1      
Canyon View 361   2 1 2            
Chaparral 613   2 2 3 3 1       2
Creekside 407 1 4 2 2            
Deer Canyon 323   3                
Del Sur 710     1 4     1 1 1 1
Design39Campus 775 1 2   1   1 1   2  
Garden Road 413   3     1   2   1  
Highland Ranch 470   4   1 1 1       2
Los Penasquitos 372   2 1 2 1          
Midland 529   7           1 1  
Monterey Ridge 501   6   1     1      
Morning Creek 436   3                
Painted Rock 493   4 1 2   1        
Park Village 407   1   1 1     2    
Pomerado 261     3 2 3 1 1 3    
Rolling Hills 366 1 3 1              
Shoal Creek 324   1         1      
Stone Ranch 571   10   1       1    
Sundance 291   4 1              
Sunset Hills 352   4                
Tierra Bonita 322 1 3     1   2 3   1
Turtleback 399     1 3 1   2      
Valley 510 1 13 1 4 3 1 1 1    
Westwood 540   4 1 2         1  
Willow Grove 584   2 2 1       1    
Middle School                      
Bernardo Heights 875   3   2   3 1   2 3
Black Mountain 857   8   2            
Meadowbrook 818 1 9   2 1 6   1    
Mesa Verde 763   3   2 2 2     1  
Oak Valley 895 2 5   3 1   1 1   1
Twin Peaks 906 2 6   2 4 1   1 1  
High Schools                      
Abraxas 241   5   1 1     1    
Del Norte  1,358 1 7 1 1       3    
Mt. Carmel 950 2 11   2 4 2     1 1
Poway 1,492 2 4 3 3 1 4 2 8   1
Rancho Bernardo 1,455 1 3 1 7   2 5 3 4 1
Westview 1,069 1 11   3 5 3   1   4
TOTAL  23,837 23 171 26 62 36 30 22 33 15 17
                       
Last updated: 5/14/2021 **these numbers may fluctuate
and will be updated as needed
                   
School/Site Name Number of students & staff on campus** Jun - Sep '20
S.B.
Oct
'20
S.B.
Oct
'20
S.B.
Dec
'20
S.B.
Dec
'20
C.B.
             
District Office-Avenue of Science 134 2   1 2 2
District Office-Twin Peaks Ctr 303   1 1 2 1
Elementary Schools            
Adobe Bluffs 391 1 2   2  
Canyon View 361         1
Chaparral 613     6 2 4
Creekside 407 1     5 1
Deer Canyon 323   2 1 2 3
Del Sur 710       3 5
Design39Campus 775     3 6 1
Garden Road 413     2    
Highland Ranch 470 2     1  
Los Penasquitos 372     1   2
Midland 529       1  
Monterey Ridge 501   1 2 2 2
Morning Creek 436   1 1 2  
Painted Rock 493     2   3
Park Village 407   2      
Pomerado 261     1 1 3
Rolling Hills 366 1   2 3 3
Shoal Creek 324   1 2 3  
Stone Ranch 571       6  
Sundance 291     1 1  
Sunset Hills 352       1 2
Tierra Bonita 322          
Turtleback 399       1 2
Valley 510   3   5  
Westwood 540     1 2  
Willow Grove 584 1     1 4
Middle School            
Bernardo Heights 875     1    
Black Mountain 857       5  
Meadowbrook 818     1   1
Mesa Verde 763       2 1
Oak Valley 895          
Twin Peaks 906     1 1  
High Schools            
Abraxas 241     2   2
Del Norte  1,358       2 2
Mt. Carmel 950       4 3
Poway 1,492   1   4  
Rancho Bernardo 1,455     3    
Westview 1,069       3 2
TOTAL  23,837 8 14 35 75 50
             
Last updated: 3/26/2021 **these numbers may fluctuate
and will be updated as needed
         

CONSIDERATIONS FOR SCHOOL CLOSURE 

What are the criteria for closing a school to in-person learning? Individual school closure, in which all students and staff are not on campus, is recommended based on the number of cases and stable groups impacted, which suggest that active in-school transmission is occurring. Closure should be done in consultation with the local health office. Situations that may indicate the need for school closure: 
• Within a 14-day period, an outbreak* has occurred in 25% or more stable groups in the school. 
• Within a 14-day period, at least three outbreaks have occurred in the school AND more than 5% of the school population is infected. 
• The LHO may also determine school closure is warranted for other reasons, including results from public health investigation or other local epidemiological data. 
 
*an outbreak is defined as: at least three probable or confirmed COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period in people who are epidemiologically-linked† in the setting, are from different households, and are not identified as close contacts‡ of each other in any other case investigation.

Length of closure: 14 days, or according to a decision made in consultation with the local health office. The State Safe Schools for All Technical Assistance teams (TA teams), comprised of experts across multiple state agencies, will be available to assist schools with disease investigation for those with outbreaks that cannot find resources to investigate the outbreaks. The TA teams will also be available to help schools that close in order to identify and address any remediable safety issues. 
 
If a school is closed, when may it reopen? Schools may typically reopen after 14 days and if the following have occurred: 
• Cleaning and disinfection 
• Public health investigation 
• Consultation with the local health department 
 
What are the criteria for closing a LEA (local educational agency) aka school district? A school district should close if 25% or more of schools in a district have closed due to COVID-19 within a 14-day period and in consultation with the local health department. 
 
If a school district is closed, when may it reopen? School districts may typically reopen after 14 days, in consultation with the local health department.   

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

LINK TO REPORTING FORM

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