The Irvine Unified School District and our schools are committed to providing accurate and transparent information regarding COVID-19 cases on our campuses, while maintaining privacy and confidentiality for our students and staff. The data below represents the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, reported within the last 14 days, among District students and staff on our campuses (in-person instruction only) and at District facilities. Dashboard data is updated within 24 hours of a confirmed case and notifications to school communities and to staff at IUSD facilities. Please note, the Dashboard is not updated on weekends, non-school days or holidays. In the event of a positive case or close contact, as defined by the California Department of Public Health, school communities are notified directly by their principals or school staff.
Communication Process in the Event of Positive Cases
IUSD is committed to keeping our school community informed. The District and our schools will continue to track and communicate confirmed COVID-19 cases and close contact exposures as defined by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). In the event there is a confirmed case on our campuses, affected individuals will be contacted directly by their school principal or by school staff. They will receive a letter that will include directions and information based on guidance from the CDPH and the Orange County Health Care Agency. Families of students who are not affected will not receive an exposure notification and no action will be required. However, principals will provide notifications to their school communities. As stated above, the District will only communicate and provide data for confirmed COVID-19 cases.
IUSD COVID-19 Reporting Instructions for Families
If your student(s) is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19, it must be reported to your school through your secure account in the Parent Portal. Please follow IUSD reporting instructions. IUSD schools and staff will maintain confidentiality and protect student privacy, following all FERPA protocols.
What Families Can Do to Limit the Spread
It is going to take a concerted effort to help keep our students, staff and families safe and healthy. In addition to mitigation strategies on our campuses, we encourage families to be proactive and to reinforce the importance of hand-washing and face coverings to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Keep students home when they are sick. If your child has any symptoms associated with the coronavirus, make sure they stay home and get tested if necessary. Schools will work with students and families to maintain confidentiality and to help continue your student’s education.
Resources and Information
For additional questions about the coronavirus, visit the Orange County Health Care Agency website, which also includes a COVID-19 health line https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/.
Throughout the school year, please continue to check your email and other sources of communications from your schools, which provide school and class specific information. For ongoing updates and information from the District, visit our 2021-22 Safety and Planning Guide, which includes updates, information about our protocols and procedures, contacts and other supports and resources, along with a CDPH FAQ.