2021-2022 Safety Updates & Plans

  • PUSD has multiple layers of safety measures in place and will comply with the State’s public health requirements for schools. We continue to work closely with the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD).

COVID-19 Tests

  • Employees
    Per this new State public health order, effective immediately all unvaccinated PUSD employees must take a weekly COVID-19 test. Tests will be available at school sites and at the PUSD Primary Health Clinic.

    Please see the info on pusd.us/covidtest. 

    Get Tested! We strongly encourage all students not yet eligible for vaccination to get tested. PUSD is providing incentives for students to get tested. These include gift cards, water bottles, stickers, and drawings for gift baskets for the family.

    How and Where PUSD Students and Staff Can Get Tested

    • PUSD offers COVID-19 PCR oral or nasal swab tests on campuses and at the District’s Primary Clinic,  8 a.m. - 3:30 pm. By appointment, please call (626) 396-3600, ext 88180. 
    • Mobile Testing Clinics at PUSD campuses
    • Register for testing here: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=cdph094 

    See PUSD's Testing Implementation Plan

Self-Screen Before You Leave Home

  • Stay home if you’re sick.
    • Before leaving home all students, employees, and parents must conduct a self-check. Ask yourself these questions: 
      • Do I have a fever? 
      • Do I have a cough? 
      • Am I experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing? 
      • Am I experiencing any other symptoms?
      • Have I been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
      • In the last two weeks, have I been directed to quarantine, isolate or take a COVID-19 test?

    • If you respond "yes" to any of the questions, you must stay home and contact your school or office. It is recommended that you contact your primary care physician for further medical advice. If you have a fever with cough or shortness of breath, you are urged to contact your primary care physician as these symptoms may be attributed to COVID-19. 

    • Upon arrival at school, school staff will perform a brief check-in to verify that students have completed a symptom screening.

    Autoevaluación Antes de Salir de la Casa

    Para ayudar a mantener a todos a salvo, queremos que los estudiantes realicen una autoevaluación todos los días antes de salir de la casa.

    Quédese en casa si está enfermo.

    Antes de salir de la casa, todos los estudiantes, empleados y padres deben realizar una autoevaluación

    Por favor hágase estas preguntas:

    • ¿Tengo fiebre?
    • ¿Tengo tos?
    • ¿Tengo dificultad para respirar?
    • ¿Tengo otros síntomas?
    • ¿He estado en contacto con alguien que ha tenido un test  positivo de COVID-19 en los últimos 14 días?
    • En las últimas dos semanas, ¿me han indicado que me ponga en cuarentena, me aísle o me someta a una prueba del COVID-19?

    Si responde afirmativamente a cualquiera de estas preguntas, debe quedarse en casa y comunicarse con su escuela u oficina. Si no puede hablar con alguien de inmediato, deje un mensaje. También le recomendamos que se comunique con su proveedor médico.

Wearing Masks

    • Masks are required at PUSD schools unless exempted. Make sure your mask covers your mouth, nose, and chin!

    • Based on CDPH recommendation, PUSD is requiring that masks be worn during outdoor school events/activities when 3 feet of distance cannot be maintained at all times.

Covid-19 Vaccine

    • COVID-19 vaccines are now available for everyone 12 years and older. Get your vaccine today!
      Please visit myturn.ca.gov or contact PUSD Health Programs at healthprograms@pusd.us.
      To learn more about PUSD and vaccinations, please visit, pusd.us/covidvaccine

      New State Public Health Order
      Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new public health order today requiring all school staff to either show proof of full vaccination or be tested at least once per week for COVID-19. The new policy for school staff will take effect on August 12, 2021, and schools must be in full compliance by October 15, 2021.  Read the August 12, 2021 PUSD Update