COVID-19 Information

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.
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.
COVID-19 testing is now available at multiple locations throughout Riverside County. Find the testing facility closest to you at https://gettested.ruhealth.org/.
 
Walgreens and CVS also offer free testing. Make your appointment using the links below:
 

Blue background, virus, vaccine bottles and needle.

Riverside University Health System will be holding COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics on the campuses of our secondary schools. Pfizer Vaccine is available for all HUSD students ages 12 and up and their adult family members and all HUSD staff and their family members ages 12 and older. Johnson & Johnson Vaccine is only available for individuals who are 18 and older. There is no cost for the vaccine. 


A parent or legal guardian must accompany students ages 12 to 17. Parents or legal guardians need to bring their ID and insurance cards with them on the day of the clinic. Health insurance is not required to receive the vaccination.  The second dose of the Pfizer Vaccine will be scheduled for 21 days from the initial dose at each of the designated locations. 

 

Registration links will be forthcoming. 

October 13, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Alessandro High School

831 E. Devonshire Ave

Hemet, CA 92543

October 21, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Acacia Middle School

1200 E. Acacia Ave.

Hemet, CA 92543

October 20, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm pm
Hemet High

41701 Stetson Ave.

Hemet, CA 92544

October 21, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Diamond Valley Middle School

291 W. Chambers St.

Hemet, CA 92543

October 20, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

West Valley High School

3401 Mustang Way

Hemet, CA 92545

October 26, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rancho Viejo Middle School

985 N. Cawston Ave.

Hemet, CA 92545

October 20, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tahquitz High School

4425 Titan Trail

Hemet, CA 92545

October 27, 2021 - 2:00 pm - 7:00pm

Dartmouth Middle School

41535 Mayberry Ave.

Hemet, CA 92544

October 14, 2021 - 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Hamilton School

57430 Mitchell Rd.

Anza, CA 92539

Saturday, Oct 30, 2021 - 10 am to 6:00 pm

Tahquitz High School

4425 Titan Trail

Hemet, CA 92545

Vaccines and appointments are limited and subject to availability. 

 
Additional Opportunities:
 
Check for available appointments and book your vaccination at https://myturn.ca.gov/.
 
Get a link to a QR code and digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record by visiting https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov/
School Exposure
  • In the event there is a confirmed COVID-19 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-19 positive individual.                                                                                                                                
  • If your child was in close contact with a COVID-19 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-19 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-19 positive case, please notify your school's health technician or complete this form.
If your child was exposed (in school) to a COVID-19 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. 
 
Notes
  • Clinic: SoCal Emergency Medicine
  • Test Type: Rapid Antigen
  • Parents will only be notified if the test result is positive
  • Parents may be present during COVID-19 testing
  • Testing will be available Tuesday - Friday. SoCal Emergency Medicine will conduct testing at elementary sites on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at secondary sites on Wednesdays and Fridays.
 
 
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-19 Case Management Team will contact you to go over your student's quarantine or isolation period.
September 23, 2021
 
On September 1, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated the COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year, and on September 10, 2021, Riverside County Public Health (RCPH) updated the Riverside County Public Health Protocol for School Students (9/10/21). HUSD will implement all changes effective in these state and local health guidance documents by Monday, September 27, 2021.
State and Riverside County Public Health differentiated guidance for unvaccinated students and fully vaccinated students as follows:

Unvaccinated Students: 
  • Per CDPH, Safety Measures for K-12 Schools, section eight: unvaccinated students who have been exposed while both parties were wearing a mask and are asymptomatic, may be placed on a modified quarantine. This will require unvaccinated students to quarantine for all extracurricular activities at school, including sports, and activities within the community setting. Unvaccinated students who have been exposed, but remain asymptomatic and participate in “modified quarantine” may attend school (as school is defined as essential) but will need to undergo COVID testing up to two times weekly during the quarantine period. COVID testing for students on modified quarantine is offered at school.
  • Per RCPH, Protocols for School Students, if a child has tested positive for COVID he/she will follow the same processes as a vaccinated student for the three months following their positive COVID test. 

Fully Vaccinated Students: 
  • Per CDPH, Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People, fully vaccinated students, who are exposed to a COVID-positive individual and remain asymptomatic, may continue to participate in school instruction and extracurricular activities, which includes sports and school events. Fully vaccinated students do not need to undergo testing to remain at school. However, once exposed to a COVID-positive individual, public health recommends (but not required) to be tested 3-5 days after exposure and will need to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days.  

Please note that HUSD is required to comply with all California Department of Public Health and Riverside County Public Health directives. As updates are made, we will continue to inform families of these changes.  
 

23 de septiembre de 2021

 

El 1 de septiembre de 2021, el Departamento de Salud Pública de California (CDPH) actualizó la  COVID-19 Guía de Salud Pública sobre COVID-19 para Escuelas K-12 en California, Ciclo Escolar 2021-22, y el 10 de septiembre de 2021, Salud Pública del Condado de Riverside (RCPH) actualizó el Protocolo de Salud Pública del Condado de Riverside para Estudiantes en Escuelas (9/10/21). HUSD implementará todos los cambios vigentes en estos documentos de guía de salud estatal y local para el lunes, 27 de septiembre de 2021.

 

Salud Pública Estatal y del Condado de Riverside diferenciaron las guías para estudiantes no vacunados y estudiantes completamente vacunados de la siguiente manera:

 

Estudiantes No Vacunados: 

  • Conforme a CDPH, Medidas de Seguridad para Escuelas K-12, sección ocho: los estudiantes no vacunados que hayan estado expuestos mientras ambas partes usaban una mascarilla y están asintomáticos, pueden ser puestos en cuarentena modificada. Esto requerirá que los estudiantes no vacunados se pongan en cuarentena para todas las actividades extracurriculares en la escuela, incluyendo los deportes y las actividades dentro del entorno de la comunidad. Los estudiantes no vacunados que han estado expuestos, pero permanecen asintomáticos y participan en una "cuarentena modificada" pueden asistir a la escuela (ya que la escuela se define como esencial) pero deberán hacerse la prueba de COVID hasta dos veces por semana durante el período de cuarentena. Las pruebas de COVID para estudiantes en cuarentena modificada se ofrecen en la escuela.
  • Conforme a RCPH, Protocolos para Estudiantes en Escuelas, si un niño ha dado positivo en la prueba de COVID, él/ella seguirá los mismos procesos que un estudiante vacunado durante los tres meses posteriores a su prueba positiva de COVID. 

 

Estudiantes Completamente Vacunados: 

  • Conforme a CDPH, Recomendaciones de Salud para Personas Completamente Vacunadas, los estudiantes completamente vacunados, que están expuestos a una persona que dio positivo a COVID y permanecen asintomáticos, pueden continuar participando en la instrucción escolar y actividades extracurriculares, que incluyen deportes y eventos escolares. Los estudiantes completamente vacunados no necesitan someterse a pruebas para permanecer en la escuela. Sin embargo, una vez expuesto a una persona que dio positivo a COVID, salud pública recomienda (pero no es obligatorio) realizarse una prueba 3 a 5 días después de haber estado expuesto y deberá usar una mascarilla por 14 días en entornos públicos bajo techo.  

 

Favor de tener en cuenta que HUSD debe cumplir con todas las directivas del Departamento de Salud Pública de California y del Condado de Riverside. A medida que se realicen actualizaciones, continuaremos informando a las familias sobre estos cambios. 

 

Image of green grass and sport ballsSeptember 23, 2021,

 

On September 1, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated the COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year, and on September 10, 2021, Riverside County Public Health (RCPH) updated the Riverside County Public Health Protocol for School Students (9/10/21). HUSD will implement all changes effective in these state and local health guidance documents by Monday, September 27, 2021.

 

California Department of Public Health provided guidance on athletics and extracurricular activities by adding section 16 to COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2021-22 School Year (9/1/21). Below are changes that affect indoor athletics and extracurricular activities of band and choir: 

 

Indoor Athletics: 

  • Per CDPH, Safety Measures for K-12 Schools, section 16: Masks are required for all persons while playing all indoor sports, unless wearing a mask during play has been determined to pose a choking hazard by a well-recognized health authority, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics Association (AAPA). When wearing a mask during play poses a choking hazard, at least one of the following options is required:
  1. Conduct these activities outdoors; 
  2. Perform at least weekly screening testing with either PCR testing (1:1 or pooled PCR) or antigen testing of all individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated.
  • At this time, it has been determined by AAPA that competitive cheer and wrestling and by Clover Enterprises that volleyball and basketball do not need to wear a mask while playing indoors due to the fact that the mask could become a choking hazard. In alignment with public health guidance, athletes that participate in indoor competition cheer, wrestling, volleyball, and basketball will be tested weekly regardless of vaccination status.  
  • Schools must be in compliance with required weekly testing for indoor athletics no later than September 27, 2021. 

 

Extracurricular Activities (Band and Choir): 

  • Per CDPH, Safety Measures for K-12 Schools, section 16 guidance also pertains to the band and choir. However, students within the band and choir programs for Hemet Unified have been provided with modified face coverings and bell covers for all instruments, which means these students do not need to participate in weekly testing.

 

Please note that HUSD is required to comply with all California Department of Public Health and Riverside County Public Health directives. As updates are made, we will continue to inform families of these changes.

 

23 de septiembre de 2021

 

El 1 de septiembre de 2021, el Departamento de Salud Pública de California (CDPH) actualizó la COVID-19 Guía de Salud Pública sobre COVID-19 para Escuelas K-12 en California, Ciclo Escolar 2021-22, y el 10 de septiembre de 2021, Salud Pública del Condado de Riverside (RCPH) actualizó el Riverside Protocolo de Salud Pública del Condado de Riverside para Estudiantes en Escuelas (9/10/21). HUSD implementará todos los cambios vigentes en estos documentos de guía de salud estatal y local para el lunes, 27 de septiembre de 2021.

 

El Departamento de Salud Pública de California proporcionó orientación sobre deportes y actividades extracurriculares al agregar la sección 16 a COVID-19 la Guía de Salud Pública sobre COVID-19 para Escuelas K-12 en California, Ciclo Escolar 2021-22 (9/1/21). A continuación se muestran los cambios que afectan a los deportes bajo techo y a las actividades extracurriculares de banda y coro

 

Deportes Bajo Techo: 

  • Conforme a CDPH, Medidas de Seguridad para Escuelas K-12, sección 16: Se requieren mascarillas para todas las personas mientras practican todos los deportes bajo techo, a menos que una autoridad reconocida de salud haya determinado que usar una mascarilla durante el juego representa un peligro de asfixia, tal como la Asociación de la Academia Americana de Pediatría (AAPA). Cuando usar una mascarilla durante el juego representa un peligro de asfixia, se requiere al menos una de las siguientes opciones:
  1. Realizar estas actividades al aire libre;
  2. Realizar al menos una prueba semanal de detección con una prueba de PCR (1:1 o PCR combinada) o una prueba de antígeno de todas las personas, incluidos aquellos que están completamente vacunados.
  • En este momento, la AAPA ha determinado que porras competitivas y lucha libre no necesitan usar una mascarilla mientras se juega en interiores debido al hecho de que la mascarilla podría convertirse en un peligro de asfixia. De acuerdo con las guías de salud pública, los atletas que participan en competencias bajo techo, lucha libre, voleibol y baloncesto tendrán que hacerse la prueba semanalmente independientemente del estado de vacunación.  
  • Las escuelas deben cumplir con las pruebas semanales requeridas para deportes bajo techo a más tardar el 27 de septiembre de 2021. 

 

Actividades Extracurriculares (Banda y Coro): 

  • Conforme a CDPH, Medidas de Seguridad para Escuelas K-12, guía en la sección 16 también se aplica a banda y coro. Sin embargo, los estudiantes dentro de los programas de banda y coro del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Hemet han recibido cubiertas modificadas para el rostro y cubiertas de campana para todos los instrumentos, lo que significa que estos estudiantes no necesitan participar en las pruebas semanales.

 

Favor de tener en cuenta que HUSD debe cumplir con todas las directivas del Departamento de Salud Pública de California y del Condado de Riverside. A medida que se realicen actualizaciones, continuaremos informando a las familias sobre estos cambios.

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.
Screening
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.
Reporting
Hemet USD will continue to partner with the local health department regarding positive case reporting, monitoring, and follow-up.
Quarantine
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.
Cleaning
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.
Ventilation
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.
Vaccinations
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. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/K-12-Guidance-2021-22-School-Year.aspx