• Santa Ana Unified School District


    The COVID-19 vaccines remain effective in preventing serious disease, hospitalization, and death from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Vaccination continues to remain the ultimate exit strategy out of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the percentage of Californians fully vaccinated and boosted continues to increase, we continue to have areas of the state where vaccine coverage is low, putting individuals and communities at greater risk for COVID-19.

    As of March 11, 2022, the universal masking requirement for k-12 and childcare settings has terminated. CDPH strongly recommends that individuals in these settings continue to mask in indoor settings. 

    As part of the Cal/OSHA and CDPH current guidelines, Beginning January 8, 2024, a COVID-19 positive person are still recommended to pay close attention to their symptoms and stay home when they have a fever and/or feel ill. Instead of staying home for a minimum of 5 days, individuals may return to work or school when they start to feel better, meaning that their symptoms are mild and improving, and they have not had a fever for a full day (24 hours) without the use of fever reducing medication. Mask when you are around other people indoors for the 10 days* after you become sick or test positive (if no symptoms). You may remove your mask sooner than 10 days if you have two sequential negative tests at least one day apart. Day 0 is symptom onset date or positive test date.

    Regardless of whether you self-quarantine or not, all persons who are exposed and remain asymptomatic should test within 5 days after the last exposure and should wear a well-fitting mask around others for a total of 10 days.

    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.

    Click here to see Superintendent, Jerry Almendarez' letter regarding SAUSD face mask requirements.