2021-22 Safety and Planning Guide

The Irvine Unified School District is committed to safely serving our students, while helping to ensure the health and wellbeing of those on our campuses.  Below is a resource guide for the 2021-22 school year, which is aligned to the California Department of Public Health’s guidelines for TK-12 schools.  


checkboxHealth guidelines At-A-Glance

student symptom tree

Student Symptom DECISION Tree

student symptom tree

IUSD Health and Safety Protocols 

Graphic of medical professional testing patient, COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Testing resources


Latest News

Update 10/1/21: Governor Gavin Newsom announced a phased approach for requiring all California K-12 students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 that begins when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued full COVID-19 vaccine approval for younger age groups.  The mandate, expected to take effect July 1, 2022 for the fall 2022 semester, has been divided into two phases based on age and grade level.  In phase one, all school staff must also be vaccinated and will no longer be able to test weekly instead of receiving the vaccine.   The Governor reiterated that exemptions for medical and/or religious and personal beliefs will apply.  Click here to read the full update from IUSD. 

Update 9/9/21: Now that the 2021-22 school year is underway, IUSD would like to take a moment to thank our students, staff and the entire IUSD community for working together to ensure such a positive and successful opening. Please read the District's community message for important COVID-19 updates and resources.