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COVID Updates and Documents

What does the Weekly  Case Dashboard show?
The Current Case Dashboard shows cases that were reported during the previous week. A case can be an individual with:

  • Exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • A positive test result for COVID-19


Why is the Close Contact Number so much higher than the positive cases?
School administration takes the role of contact tracing very seriously. We review the contacts that a student had during their infectious period and ask all students that were close contacts to begin a quarantine or modified quarantine. Administration feels like this is the safest approach to limit the spread on campus.


Does the Current Case Dashboard show all cases?
The Current Case Dashboard reflects only cases reported during the last week. The dashboard does not show a cumulative count of all cases.

Where does the data come from?
All students and staff members are asked to report if they experience COVID-19 symptoms, an exposure to someone who tests positive or receives a positive test result. A "positive test" is where a student or staff member has reported a positive test. A "close contact" is someone who came into close contact with someone who tested positive, either on campus or off campus.

How often is the Current Case Dashboard updated?
The District’s COVID-19 response coordinator is currently updating the dashboard at the end of each week.


Who in my child's class tested positive?
We are unable to release individual health information. Per privacy guidelines, no additional information can be shared regarding the COVID-19-positive individual. If you have healthcare concerns, please contact your family’s healthcare provider.


What if my child's teacher tests positive?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Individuals in quarantine may not always be COVID-19-positive. Until your child's teacher returns, a qualified substitute teacher will continue to support the class and monitor the students’ progress. We will also work with the teacher and administration to ensure instruction continues.  

River Charter Schools is following all guidance from the state and the county regarding health and safety in reopening the schools.
The original plans were submitted and approved by the Yolo County Department of Public Health in October 2020 as required by law. The administration has also added plans addressing the requirements for CAL-OSHA as well as the Safe Schools for All checklists.