Health & Safety
Health and safety has been, and continues to be our #1 priority in PVUSD. We follow California Department of Public Health (CDHP) guidance to ensure our students, families, and staff stay healthy and safe.
The CDHP and CalOSHA guidance includes the following:
CDPH and CalOSHA Guidance:
For indoor locations, employers are required to evaluate how to maximize ventilation with outdoor air; the highest level of filtration efficiency compatible with the existing ventilation system; and whether the use of portable or mounted High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration units, or other air cleaning systems, would reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
For indoor spaces, ventilation should be optimized, which can be done by following CDPH Guidance on Ventilation of Indoor Environments and Ventilation and Filtration to Reduce Long-Range Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections: Considerations for Reopened Schools.
Surveillance Testing for Unvaccinated Staff
Effective September 17, 2022, Governor Newsom's administration rescinded the vaccine verification for workers in public schools. Unvaccinated schools employees are no longer required to test.
Inspire Diagnostics - Registration for Testing for Students, Families and Staff
Inspire Diagnostics - PCR and Antigen Testing Approved by FDA
Implement symptom and exposure screening for all staff and students at home each day before leaving for school. Symptoms include: Fever/chills, Cough, Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle/body aches, Headache, New loss of taste/smell, Sore throat, Congestion/runny nose, Nausea/vomiting, Diarrhea
Masks - Strongly Encouraged but not Required
Continuing PVUSD's adherence to CDPH guidelines, as of March 12, 2022, PVUSD will no longer require but strongly recommend use of face masks for students, staff and visitors. This covers outdoor and indoor settings as well as on school buses.
PVUSD COVID-19 Data Dashboard
PVUSD is sharing data about COVID-19 cases to keep the public informed about how the pandemic is affecting the District .
Case counts represent the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases associated with PVUSD schools and buildings. Case counts are not a measure of transmission in schools and numerous studies have shown that schools are not sites of significant COVID-19 transmission.
The dashboard shows the total number of known COVID-19 cases affecting both students and staff and it is updated on the first of each month.
PVUSD offers a wide range of social/emotional support resources for our students, families and staff members. Click the button below for more information and resources.
HVAC System Upgrades
At PVUSD we have upgraded HVAC systems at our schools to meet state and federal guidelines. Click the button below to see the current status of HVAC systems at each of our schools, classroom by classroom.