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.
The data displayed on the dashboard represents the number of confirmed active COVID-19 positive cases beginning on March 1, 2021.
Active COVID-19 positive cases are defined as confirmed cases on our campuses or district sites where an individual has received a positive test result within the past 14 days AND that individual has been on our campuses or district sites 48 hours, or less, prior to the positive test or onset of symptoms. Confirmed cases are those confirmed by a positive lab test submitted to the school health office (students) or the Human Resources Department (staff).
Please note: the dashboard data is updated within 24 hours of a confirmed case. It is not updated on the weekends, non-school days or holidays. Additionally, the “On Campus” counts for students includes all students physically registered for hybrid in-person instruction. These numbers are subject to change and may be updated as needed.
The data is broken down by school site or district location.
Communication in the Event of Positive Cases
If there is a positive case on a school or district property, affected individuals will be contacted directly by their school principals or staff and they will receive a letter that may include self-isolation directions and other important information. Families of students who are not affected will not receive a notification letter and no action will be required. School principals or school staff will communicate new cases directly to their school communities. Please note that our District will only communicate and provide data for confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Triggers for School Closures
Individual school closure is triggered on the number of cases and stable groups impacted when an active in-school transmission is occurs. Closures will be done in consultation with Riverside University health Systems-Public Health. Situations that may indicate the need for school closure:
- An outbreak* within a 14-day period has occurred in 25% or more stable groups in the school.
- At least three outbreaks have occurred in the school AND more than 5% of the school population is infected within a 14-day period.
- County Public Health may also determine school closure if warranted for other reasons, including results from public health investigation or other local epidemiological data.
*An outbreak is defined as: at least three probable or confirmed COVID-19 cases within a 14-day period in people who are epidemiologically linked† in the setting, are from different households, and are not identified as close contacts‡ of each other in any other case investigation.
Schools will reopen when approved by the Superintendent in coordination with guidance from local and state health authorities.
What can Families do to Limit the Spread?
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, physical distancing, and face coverings to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Also, 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 school. If your child has any symptoms associated with COVID-19, make sure they stay home and get tested. Please keep ill students at home!