This page houses all COVID-19 VUSD, Ventura County Public Health (VCPH), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and all other COVID-19 resources we currently have available to share with you. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact your school site for more information.
- Over the Counter COVID Test Kits
- COVID-19 Prevention Program
- COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist
- How to Submit Proof of COVID-19 Home Test
- Isolation Recommendations
- VUSD Learning & Safety Plans
- Additional COVID-19 Resources
Over the Counter Test Kits (OTC) are available for students and staff at school health offices and at the Education Service Center (ESC) at 255 W. Stanley Ave. Ventura, CA 93001. Test kits can be picked up over breaks at the ESC when open. To contact the District for our hours during breaks call 805-641-5000. You may find the following information beneficial:
In an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees, the Ventura Unified School District has prepared this COVID-19 Prevention Program (“CPP”) intended to provide information related to the prevention of coronavirus, describe procedures and safe practices to keep employees and students safe and to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace
When using a COVID-19 home test kit please make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions closely to ensure an accurate result.
Failure to submit a test result properly to the Health Office will delay your child’s return to school.
In order for the home test to be accepted, write the following information DIRECTLY on the body of the home test. (See example below):
- Date the test was taken
- Student’s name (First and Last)
- Student’s Date of Birth
Take a picture of the home test immediately after the result has been read and make sure all of the above-required information is on it. Submit a clear picture of the home test to your school site’s COVID result email address (see list).
All persons with COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination status or previous infection, should:
- Self-isolate and test as soon as possible to determine infection status. Knowing one is infected early during self-isolation enables (a) earlier access to treatment options, if indicated (especially for those that may be at risk for severe illness), and (b) notification of exposed persons (close contacts) who may also benefit by knowing if they are infected.
- For symptomatic persons who have tested positive within the previous 90 days, using an antigen test is preferred.
- Remain in isolation while waiting for testing results. If not tested, they should continue isolating for 10 days after the day of symptom onset, and if they cannot isolate, should wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days.
- Consider continuing self-isolation and retesting with an antigen or PCR test in 1-2 days if testing negative with an antigen test, particularly if tested during the first 1-2 days of symptoms.
- Continue to self-isolate if test result is positive, follow recommended actions below (Table 1), and contact their healthcare provider about available treatments if symptoms are severe or they are at high risk for serious disease or if they have any questions concerning their care.
Table 1: Persons Who Should Isolate
Persons Who Test Positive for COVID-19
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, previous infection or lack of symptoms.
*Antigen test preferred.
Table 2: Close Contacts - General Public (No Quarantine)
Asymptomatic Persons Who are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (No Quarantine)
Everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
Persons infected within the prior 90 days do not need to be tested, quarantined, or excluded from work unless symptoms develop.
In some workplaces, employers are subject to the Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) Standard and should consult those regulations for additional applicable requirements.
For isolated (COVID positive) students:
· Please be aware that VUSD counts the days that a student must isolate as starting on the day AFTER receiving a COVID positive test (not when symptoms begin). This date must be verified with the health office and/or health services. Please note that the health office and/or health services will provide you with the date the student can return to the school site.
The Ventura Unified School District Learning and Safety Plan is meant to keep our staff, students and families informed on current COVID-19 protocols in our school sites. When federal, state, and local guidance changes, the District reviews new guidance and updates this document.