C19 Testing Update

C19 Testing Update
Posted on 01/13/2023

Dear San Diego Unified families and colleagues,

The health and wellbeing of our students, educators and staff is a priority for San Diego Unified School District. We remain committed to creating and maintaining safe and healthy learning environments where all students can thrive. Part of that commitment over the past two years of the pandemic has meant offering a robust COVID-19 testing program at our schools and district headquarters. 

We are happy to announce a new phase of the COVID-19 testing program as we expand the availability of home test kits. Beginning Jan. 30, 2023, COVID-19 testing will shift from weekly site testing to an all home test kit model. Students and staff who wish to test regularly, or as needed, may pick up free home test kits from their school or office through the end of the 2022-23 school year. 

As a reminder, individuals should not attend work or school if they are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms of any cold-like virus, until those symptoms start to improve and there is no fever for 24 hours (without use of fever-reducing medication). If any student or staff tests positive for COVID-19, please do not attend work or school and report the illness here.

The district will continue contact tracing and case management for all students and staff until further notice. All positive home test results that are reported to the school will be documented, and the district contact tracing team will report those positive results to the County Department of Public Health. The COVID-19 Dashboard will remain in use for staff and families to monitor case rates at their schools. 

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support as we all do our part to protect the health of our school communities. 

Sincerely,

Susan Barndollar

Executive Director, Nursing & Wellness

San Diego Unified School District 

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