GGUSD COVID-19 Dashboard
Garden Grove Unified School District and our schools are committed to providing accurate and transparent information regarding COVID-19 cases on our campuses, while also maintaining privacy and confidentiality for our students and staff. Positive COVID-19 cases of staff or students who have been on campus during their infectious period are posted on our COVID-19 Dashboard and remain on the Dashboard for a total of 14 days each. The infectious period is 48 hours prior to symptom onset or a positive test result. If an individual tests positive for COVID-19 but has not been on campus during his/her infectious period, that case is not posted to the Dashboard. The Dashboard is updated daily, Monday through Friday. It is not updated on weekends, non-school days or holidays.
COMMUNICATION PROCESS IN THE EVENT OF POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES
In the event of a confirmed case, the principal will send a ParentSquare message to
- 1) all staff and parents of students who have been identified as close contacts
- 2) a message to the entire school community
Close contact is considered being within 6 feet of an individual with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more cumulative within 24 hours. The District will only communicate and provide data for confirmed COVID-19 cases. The district will report all confirmed cases of COVID-19 to the Orange County Health Care Agency for consultation and an exposure investigation.
GGUSD COVID-19 REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR FAMILIES
If your child(ren) is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 or has had close contact to someone with COVID-19, it must be reported to your school office. Please call the office and ask to speak with the school secretary, health aide or school nurse. GGUSD schools and staff will maintain confidentiality and protect student privacy, following all FERPA protocols.
GGUSD COVID-19 REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR EMPLOYEES
Employees who have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 or who have had close contact to someone with COVID-19 must notify their supervisor and not report to work.
WHAT FAMILIES CAN DO TO LIMIT THE SPREAD
It is going to take a concerted effort to keep our students, staff and families safe. In addition to health and safety measures taken on our campus, we encourage families to be proactive and to reinforce the importance of hand-washing, 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 the coronavirus, make sure they stay home and get tested if necessary.
GGUSD Health and Safety Procedures
Garden Grove Unified School District has implemented numerous health and safety reopening procedures to foster safe environments for students and staff.
Health Screening Form
GGUSD parents and staff are expected to complete a daily health screening form via ParentSquare as an added accountability measure to ensure those with symptoms of COVID-19 or close contact exposure do not come to school or work.
Symptom Decision Tree
The Symptom Decision Tree is a document developed by the Orange County Health Care Agency, UCI and CHOC to help schools in responding to illness on campus.
Orange County Testing Locations
Staff and students with COVID-related symptoms are encouraged to consult with their health care provider and get tested.
Orange County Health Care Agency
The Orange County Health Care Agency is the governing authority over health related issues in our county and is overseeing COVID-19 prevention efforts, testing, contact tracing, and more.