Covid-19 Updates Summary

  • August 22, 2022 – PUSD Health Programs is continuing its efforts in keeping staff, students, families, and the community safe by holding COVID vaccination clinics for ages three and up on Mondays from 1:00-2:45 pm at PUSD Primary Health Clinics. More information at
    August 4, 2022 – Since the early days of COVID, PUSD has had to pivot and adapt to rapidly changing circumstances. At last night’s meeting, the Pasadena Unified Board of Education approved revisions to COVID safety protocols. The following revisions are now in place at all PUSD schools.

    Stay home if you’re sick!

    Activities: Outdoor in-person meetings/activities with parents/guardians, community members, staff, and students are now allowed with masking strongly recommended.

    Indoor in-person meetings/activities with parents/guardians, community members, staff, and students are now allowed with masking required for all.

    Visitors and volunteers are allowed on campus if they self-attest to being fully vaccinated or to having a negative COVID test within the past 48 hours. They must also conduct a symptom screening prior to entering campus and masking is required. All visitors and volunteers must abide by Board policies, regulations, and school rules. Board Policy - Visitors BP 1250.

    Back-to-School Nights will be allowed in-person with mandatory masking.

    Masks: PUSD strongly recommends that students and employees wear masks. The Pasadena and LA County Health departments have not reissued a universal masking mandate but masks continue to be strongly recommended indoors.

    Masks are required:
    • on PUSD buses (with accommodations for students)
    • at testing and vaccination clinics
    • during field trips when required by the venue
    • for 10 days after exposure to COVID-19 and after a positive test result

    Reentry testing: Before arriving for the first day of school, PUSD is asking every student and employee to take an at-home rapid antigen test on August 10 or 11. Pick up at your school/children’s center August 8, 9, or 10 to conduct testing at home.

    Test kits will also be available at the PUSD Education Center (351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena) August 8-10, between 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. More testing information available on our Testing Page (click here).

    Ventilation: Air purifiers are in place in classrooms and indoor common areas. Filters were changed over the summer, and all lead custodians were trained on how to change both carbon and HEPA filters.

    Personal Protective Equipment: Masks and hand sanitizers are in stock and available to students and staff

    Thank you for your continued cooperation and flexibility as we strive to keep our students and staff safe and healthy.