MVUSD COVID-19 Data in Schools
The Murrieta Valley USD is committed to maintaining privacy and confidentiality for our students and staff while keeping our community informed on COVID-19 data in schools. This dashboard has been updated daily since March 1, 2021.
The data displayed on the dashboard represents the number of reported AND confirmed active COVID-19 positive cases. The dashboard represents the number of reported and active COVID-19 positive cases of students and staff who have been on our school or district campus within the past two weeks (14 days).
Please note: While confirmed positive cases remain on the dashboard for 14 days, students and staff return before this time, in accordance with national and state K-12 guidance that have established 5-10 day isolation periods depending on a person’s unique circumstance.
The dashboard data is updated Mon-Fri each morning. It does not include virtual, homeschool or independent study students who are not physically present at a school site. These numbers are subject to change and may be updated as needed.
Towards the end of this page is the CDC community transmission data updated weekly.
January 2022 UPDATE
The dashboard is a transparent snapshot of information reported to the school sites and district. This number is currently fluctuating hourly due to the omicron surge, longer PCR test result waiting periods, an influx of at-home testing and lag time in official confirmation from health authorities of a positive case.
The dashboard is also not an indicator of COVID-19 spreading on school campuses. It is simply an indication of students and staff who have reported their positive case to the school and may have been on campus while contagious.
Communication in the Event of Positive Cases
In the event of a positive case, as defined by the California Department of Public Health, school communities are notified directly by their principals or school staff.
As of January 2022, the California Department of Public Health updated contact-tracing guidelines for TK-12 schools. Citing “the shorter incubation period and increased transmissibility of variants,” the California Department of Public Health stated that an alternative approach to contact tracing is warranted. Rather than tracking down close contacts, schools are directed to send a notification letter to those who spent more than a cumulative total of 15 minutes within a 24-hour time period in a shared indoor airspace with someone who had COVID-19 and would have been contagious. This group-approach to notifications represents a departure from previous contact tracing guidelines that targeted specific individuals and interactions. For more information, please visit the CDPH Safe Schools for All, K-12 Guidance.
If you received a notification letter, click this link for a simplified graphic of what that means.
What can Families do to Limit the Spread of COVID-19 in Schools?
It is going to take a team approach to keep our students, staff, and families safe. In addition to the health and safety measures taken on our campuses, we implore families to be proactive and reinforce the importance of handwashing and universal masking/face coverings while indoors at all MVUSD facilities, including schools.
If a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting test results, please keep your child at home and notify your child's school.
If your child has any symptoms associated with COVID-19, keep them home and get tested. There are several testing options for students. Again, please keep ill students at home!