All confirmed COVID-19 incidents related to Turlock Unified School District school sites will be posted to this page. For the purposes of this dashboard, TUSD is not counting community-related cases for those individuals who have not come onto campus within close contact* of other students and staff. TUSD is counting all positive confirmed cases for individuals who have been on campus within close contact* of others for TUSD or school supervised instruction or activities during their infectious period. Once the District learns of an individual who has tested positive at a school site, these steps will be followed:
- Isolate individuals if present and advise of any required self-quarantine
- Consult with SCHSA, Public Health
- Clean and treat any affected areas
- Contact trace within TUSD to determine close contacts*
- Immediately notify anyone within TUSD determined to have had close contact* and advise of any required self-quarantine
- Notify anyone who may have been in proximity, such as in the classroom, school, or office
- Follow any additional recommendations from the SCHSA, Public Health
*Close Contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes, cumulative, starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.
Below is a list of all confirmed COVID-19 incidents related to TUSD school sites. The Dashboard will be updated every Friday.
COVID-19 Dashboard: January 18-22, 2021
Considerations for School Closure
Once schools reopen, schools are not required to close again if the county sees an increase in case rates or positive testing percentages. However, individual school closure is recommended based on the number of cases, the percentage of the teacher/students/staff that are positive for COVID-19, and following consultation with the local health officer. Individual school closure may occur when there are multiple cases in multiple cohorts at a school or when at least 5% of the total number of teachers/student/ staff are cases within a 14-day period. A superintendent should close a school district if 25% or more of schools in a district have closed due to COVID-19 within 14 days, and in consultation with the local public health officer.