The Irvine Unified School District and our schools are 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. The data below represents the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among District students and staff on our campuses (in-person instruction only). This data will be updated regularly and as cases are confirmed. In the event of a positive case, school communities are notified directly by their principals or school staff.
Communication Process in the Event of Positive Cases
In the event there is a positive case, affected individuals will be contacted directly by their school principals or staff and they will receive a letter that may include self-isolation directions and other important information. Families of students who are not affected will not receive a notification letter and no action will be required. School principals or school staff will communicate new cases directly to their school communities. Please note that our 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 keep our students, staff and families safe. In addition to health and safety measures taken on our campus, we encourage families to be proactive and to reinforce the importance of hand-washing, physical distancing and face coverings to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Also, if a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting test results, please keep your child at home and notify your school. If your child has any symptoms associated with the coronavirus, make sure they stay home and get tested if necessary.
Anyone with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should remain at home in isolation for a minimum of 10 days plus at least 24 hours after the resolution of fever (without fever-reducing medication) and improvement of other symptoms. A doctor’s note will be required to return to school. Finally, keep children home when they are sick. 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/.
Please continue checking your email and other sources of communications from your schools, which have been providing school and class specific information. For ongoing updates and information from the District, visit our COVID-19 resource page, which includes an FAQ that may also provide answers for many of your questions. For detailed information about the District’s safety planning, visit our Opening and Safety Planning webpage.
For a summary of IUSD’s $21 million in allocated health and safety planning and mitigation strategies, click here.