IUSD is closely monitoring the COVID-19 health crisis and created this resource page to keep our community informed and connected. On this page, you will find updates, information and resources, frequently asked questions (FAQ), links to expert health agencies, and an archive of District communications in English, Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (simplified and traditional), and Spanish.
Update 11/16/20: IUSD schools remain open. Today, the Governor announced that 41 counties in California, including Orange County, have moved to the state’s most restrictive tier – the Purple Tier. Per state guidelines, IUSD and Orange County schools that have opened for in-person instruction after September 8, when the county was in the Red Tier, may remain open for instruction. According to health experts, the primary source of recent COVID-19 surges are social gatherings. Schools, due to effective mitigation strategies, have not been a source of COVID-19 surges. To learn more about IUSD’s health and safety investments, visit iusd.org/2020-21. IUSD will continue to work with the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Care Agency to closely monitor the situation and we will continue to follow all health and safety guidelines and ask families to continue their daily home screenings.
Keep students home if they are sick, have COVID-19 symptoms or if they or a family member have tested positive or are awaiting COVID-19 test results. Families and the community are urged to continue to follow all state and local health guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and to help keep our schools safe and open.
California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, released by Gov. Gavin Newsom in August, relies on a four-tiered, color-coded system to show the status of coronavirus infections by county. It’s based on three metrics — the rate of new cases per 100,000 residents, the testing positivity percentage and a health equality metric. To learn more, click here.
Update 10/2/20: IUSD is committed to providing accurate and transparent information regarding COVID-19 cases on our campuses, while also maintaining privacy and confidentiality for our students and staff. To this end, the District has launched a new COVID-19 dashboard. To visit the dashboard, click here.