Student Support Services

Coronavirus-COVID-19 updates

Last updated: 11/24/20


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 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 illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test 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/Site Name Number of students & staff
currently on campus**
Jun - Sep '20 Oct '20 Nov '20 Dec '20 Jan '21
District Office-Avenue of Science 134 2        
District Office-Twin Peaks Center 303   1 1    
Elementary Schools            
Adobe Bluffs 333 1 2      
Canyon View 357          
Chaparral 606     4    
Creekside 414 1        
Deer Canyon 313   2 1    
Del Sur 712          
Design39Campus 542     3    
Garden Road 426     2    
Highland Ranch 466 2        
Los Penasquitos 352     1    
Midland 514          
Monterey Ridge 479   1 2    
Morning Creek 433   1 1    
Painted Rock 490          
Park Village 387   2      
Pomerado 295          
Rolling Hills 359 1   2    
Shoal Creek 337   1 2    
Stone Ranch 517          
Sundance 298     1    
Sunset Hills 343          
Tierra Bonita 333          
Turtleback 399          
Valley 527   3      
Westwood 531     1    
Willow Grove 552 1        
Middle School            
Bernardo Heights 109     1    
Black Mountain 127          
Meadowbrook 80     1    
Mesa Verde 211          
Oak Valley 70          
Twin Peaks 93          
High Schools            
Abraxas 230     2    
Del Norte  255          
Mt. Carmel 164          
Poway 279   1      
Rancho Bernardo 294     3    
Westview 320          
TOTAL  13,967 8 14 28    
Last updated: 11/24/2020 **these numbers may fluctuate
and will be updated as needed


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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