COVID-19 Information

COVID -19 Symptoms


People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. 


People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

The following links provide updated information regarding the Novel Coronavirus.
Covid-19 testing is now available at multiple locations throughout Riverside County. Find the testing facility closest to you at
Walgreens and CVS also offer free testing. Make your appointment using the links below:
Safe, free, and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone age 12 and up. You can check for available appointments and book your vaccination at
School Exposure
  • In the event there is a confirmed COVID positive case in your child's school, a school-wide message will be sent to all parents and guardians. NOTE: This does not mean your child was in close contact with the COVID-positive individual.                                                                                                                                
  • If your child was in close contact with a COVID positive individual, a school or district staff member will notify the parent or guardian of the affected student and provide the follow-up information:
If your child was exposed to a confirmed positive case at school and is experiencing COVID symptoms, the student is to remain at home for the next 10 calendar days after the date of exposure. 
Ie. If the student was exposed at school on 8/19/21, their return date would be 8/30/21 assuming there are no active symptoms. If the student is experiencing symptoms after the 10 day isolation period, he or she will need to remain home until he or she is symptom-free for 24 hours without symptom-reducing medication. 
Exposure outside of school
  • If your child is exposed to a COVID positive case, please notify your school's health technician or complete this form.
If your child was exposed (in school) to a COVID positive case and is NOT experiencing any symptoms, your child may return to school but must participate in testing twice a week during the next 10 days after the potential exposure. A permission slip will need to be turned in to the school. 
  • Clinic: SoCal Emergency Medicine
  • Test Type: PRC Swab
  • Parents will only be notified if the test result is positive
  • Parents may be present during COVID testing
  • Testing will be available Monday- Friday. SoCal Emergency Medicine will conduct testing at elementary sites on Tuesday and Thursdays and at Secondary sites on Wednesday and Friday.
Please inform your child's school immediately or complete this form.
If your child tests COVID-19 positive and is presenting symptoms, your child will need to quarantine at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms.
If your child tests COVID-19 positive and is not presenting symptoms, your child will need to quarantine at least 10 days from the date of their positive test.
If you have other students in the home, please keep them at home. The Student COVID Case Management Team will contact you to go over your student's quarantine or isolation period.
If your child is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please notify the school or complete this referral form. 
  • Your child is to quarantine 10 days from symptom onset. A negative COVID-19 test is not required.
However, students can return to school before the 10 day period if they meet any of the following criteria:
1. A health provider confirms symptoms are typical of an underlying chronic condition (Documentation is required)
2. A health care provider has confirmed an alternative named diagnosis (Documentation is required)
3. A negative test result is provided. The negative test must be a PCR test and must be administered on or after day 5 of symptom onset to be considered.

Hemet Unified School District is committed to providing accurate and transparent information regarding COVID-19 cases on its campuses and work locations, while also maintaining privacy and confidentiality for its students and staff.  The data in the COVID-19 Dashboard represents the number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases among District students and staff on its campuses (in-person instruction only). This data will be updated regularly.

Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Play the video below, for some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.
For more information on this topic, visit the Child Mind website.
The following links provide updated information regarding the Novel Coronavirus.
Face Coverings
Outdoors, face coverings are optional. Indoors and on buses, face coverings are required for all students and adults when students are present on campus.
Physical Distancing
Physical distancing is not required when masks are worn.
Families should continue to self-screen for symptoms at home, prior to coming to school. If a student has a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, has a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or has been directly exposed to anyone with a positive COVID diagnosis, they are to stay home.
Hemet USD will continue to partner with the local health department regarding positive case reporting, monitoring, and follow-up.
Per CDPH, students who are exposed to a person with COVID-19 may continue to attend school for in-person instruction if they are asymptomatic, continue to wear a mask, undergo twice-weekly testing, and continue to quarantine for all extracurricular activities.
HUSD will continue daily cleaning schedules and regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces. If a facility has had a sick person with COVID-19 within the last 24 hours, HUSD will clean and disinfect the spaces occupied by that person during that time.
For indoor spaces, ventilation will be optimized in accordance with  CDPH Guidance.
Food Service
HUSD will maximize physical distance as much as possible while eating (especially indoors). Given the very low risk of transmission from surfaces and shared objects, there is no need to limit food service approaches to single-use items and packaged meals.
Students and staff are not required to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. HUSD will follow the CDC Vaccine Verification Standards which allow for the submission of documentation with privacy protocols in place.
CDPH has stated that additional information about guidance for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as band and athletics is forthcoming. As soon as the information is available, we will notify students and families and post the updated information on our district website. Please also note that if the state takes additional action to lift requirements for K-12 schools, HUSD has resolved to follow the guidelines to the minimum degree required by State law.
Please visit the California Department of Public Health for the latest information.