Our Commitment TO COMMUNITY SAFETY
Newark Unified School District is committed to creating an environment in which our students can return to in-person learning while ensuring the safety and health of our students, staff and families. Due diligence and proper planning will be the strategy that will guide our work. To do this, we will continue to work together to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases by observing all the precautions, guidance, and requirements from health experts. Given the reality that COVID-19 will remain a very real threat for the foreseeable future, we stand committed to a plan of what will get us through this period working together.
NUSD and its staff are committed to:
Comply with all mask requirements and adhere to social distancing guidelines to the maximum extent possible in order to avoid the spread of COVID-19 and remain safe.
Provide in-person learning to all students who are able to return, while offering a virtual option for families whose child is not yet able to attend in-person due to health or safety reasons.
Create a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and learning environment for our students and families.
Do what we can to increase student, parent, and staff confidence that returning to school is as safe as we can make it, operating with transparency, honesty, and respect.
Acknowledge that as we design creative solutions within a system we may encounter limitations.
Value and maintain the strong partnerships and relationships that exist between our community and our staff, ensuring that our connections and respect are stronger as a result of having gone through this together.
POsitive case reporting chart
The data presented below is tracked by the Newark Unified School District in accordance with guidelines from the Alameda County Public Health Department. The information is based on positive COVID-19 cases of NUSD students and staff who reported to school or work during their infectious period. A “case” refers to a person who tested positive for COVID-19. In addition to this dashboard, the school community will receive notice of a positive case within 24 hours of it being reported. Anyone who was in close contact with the case, and is required to quarantine, will also be notified separately within the same 24 hour period.
This chart tracks the number of COVID-19 cases of NUSD students and staff by week. The data is represented for the week the person reported the case. This chart will be updated weekly on Tuesdays, by 5:00PM, for the prior week’s cases.