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COVID-19 Plans and Information

Our number one priority is student safety and the well-being of all our employees.  On this page you will find our current surveys, plan and protocols for both employees and students.  Please check back often to learn more.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected us all.  Information and stages of recovery are continually changing.  Here are links to reliable resources:

Imperial County Recovery Status:

October 20, 2020: Purple, Widespread
Schools will remain in Distance Learning.  Small Group Cohorts may be used for students who are most vulnerable.  

Fall 2020 Semester Plans

On October 13, 2020, the San Pasqual Valley Unified School District voted to remain in Distance Learning through December 31, 2020 with all sports postponed/cancelled.
Plans for moving to the Hybrid Model will begin and the District will plan to move to the Hybrid Model once Imperial County is in Red for over 2 weeks.  

San Pasqual COVID-19 Response and Safety Plan

The San Pasqual Valley Unified School District in coordination with the Imperial County Office of Education has planned and prepared our workplace to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. We recognize our facilities were identified as essential businesses during the COVID-19 closure to the public and some of our employees had the need to work from our facilities. As we get ready to once again open our doors to the public, and more of our SPVUSD employees return to work in the office and operations, it is critical we put in place specific measures to ensure the safety of our community and our SPVUSD families. We are ready and committed to responding in flexible ways to the varying levels of disease transmission in our community and refine our response plans as the situation changes.

SPVUSD has coordinated with local, state, and federal officials so that timely and accurate information guides our response. It is imperative to understand that our local conditions influence the decisions that our public health officials take regarding community-level strategies, and SPVUSD will continue to abide by guidance and restrictions set in place in the Imperial County Roadmap to Recovery, as well as the provisions listed in the worksite-specific protection plans.

Like all other employers, SPVUSD has considered how best to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact in our workplace. Among our objectives as we reopen our facilities to the public are the following:
  • Maintain a healthy and productive work environment
  • Minimize transmission among employees
  • Provide the best services possible to our community in a safe manner
This plan also contains visitor and vendor guidelines. 

Employee Safety

As of October 2020, Imperial County is in the purple tier, all essential employees have reported working for at least 2 days a week, with others reporting 5 days a week.  
Employees that are reporting to work, must complete the Daily Self-Checklist as part of our health screening before coming to work.  We have established a protocol for employees who are displaying COVID-like symptoms and/or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.  Here are the updated protocols:  SPVUSD COVID-19 Protocol
Employees are to wear a face mask when they cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distancing from other workers.  Employees are to cover their coughs and sneezes and wash their hands regularly.
Offices, schools, and classrooms will have more hand sanitizer, reminders to keep physical distancing, and new procedures or activities on and off facilities.
We have developed a working draft of our Office and Operations COVID-19 Recovery Plan.  Click here to read it.

What is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
  • Fever
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath.
People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions.  
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
San Pasqual Valley Unified School District is fully engaged in recovering from the impact of the pandemic and school closures.  We are working closely with the Imperial County Public Health Department and the Imperial County Office of Education.  They also have partners from across the state to help local schools recover and prepare to return to classes.