COVID-19 Updates - CUSD Employees

COVID Testing & Vaccination Locations

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Fresno County Department of Public Health Listings of Facilities in Fresno County

CUSD Employee FAQs

Updated: August 23, 2021

If California’s requirements for K-12 Schools changes at any time, Clovis Unified will re-examine its processes/procedures as needed.

General

Q. How is Clovis Unified protecting our employees and students from the risk of COVID-19 infection?
A. Our comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan outlines the multi-layered approach we are using to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  It includes details about cleaning procedures, sanitization, hygiene, contact tracing and air quality measures in place and can be found online, along with many other details about Clovis Unified’s COVID-19 mitigation measures.  
See the COVID-19 Safety Plan here: https://www.cusd.com/covid-19safetyplan.aspx 
Check out summary information about the plan here: https://www.cusd.com/2021-22SchoolYear.aspx

Vaccination

Q. Given California’s new requirement that all school personnel show proof of vaccination and/or be required to test weekly, where should I submit my evidence of vaccination?
A. Hang onto that vaccination card for now. We are in the process of developing the system that will be used to record and maintain vaccination records and will update our employees when it is time to provide that information to Human Resources well before the October 15 deadline for compliance.

Q. I need to set up an appointment for vaccination or for a COVID-19 test. Where can I do that?
A. A list of testing locations and vaccination providers for your reference are on this page above.  We also are developing additional vaccination clinics that will be available to employees in late August and early September.

Q. What is the district doing to promote vaccination for 12+ year old students and adults?
A. Clovis Unified has been an active partner with multiple local medical providers to make COVID vaccination accessible to anyone over 12 years of age. We are currently planning additional vaccination clinics hosted by the District that will be free of charge and promoted to families and staff.

Contact Tracing & Quarantine Guidelines

Q. I want to learn more about the different kinds of quarantine that may result from being identified as a close contact to a positive COVID case. Where can I go for this information?
A. We’ve created flowcharts and simple infographics to help explain California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) quarantine restrictions for employees and students.  You can see these at https://www.cusd.com/COVID-19Updates-CUSDEmployees.aspx.  

Q. If I’m vaccinated, do I have to quarantine after a close contact exposure?
A. For employees who are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic after a close contact exposure, you do not have to quarantine. If you become symptomatic, you will need to follow the appropriate quarantine guidance for symptomatic individuals.

Q. Why have I heard that educational employees can return to work on Day 8 after close contact exposure to a COVID-positive individual?
A. California has defined educators (anyone working for Clovis Unified included) as essential workers by CalOSHA and CADPH. As essential workers, quarantine can conclude after Day 7 (see Person D on the CUSD Employee Quarantine chart) so long as the employee remains asymptomatic.

Masks

Q. How do I know and what do I do if a student or students in my class are exempted from wearing a mask?
A. Exempt student(s) will be noted in the confidential student information system accessible by teachers. Because they are exempt from wearing a mask based on California’s Public Health Guidance, any students so designated will not be expected to wear a mask indoors. If they can wear a face shield instead (as indicated on their exemption form), a notation would also be on the roster. This information will then be part of a student’s confidential record.

The District has asked that all exemption notices be submitted by Aug. 6, so you will be able to plan your classroom set up to increase physical distancing between students who will and won’t be masked wherever possible to reduce the potential of future contact tracing/quarantining.  If a student is later identified as exempt classroom teachers would be notified. School leaders will work with their teams to address site-specific practicalities related to CDPH’s requirement that exempt individuals not be required to mask.

Q. What do I do if a student is unmasked in my class, but isn’t exempt?
A. If a non-exempt student refuses to wear a mask while in class, report the student to your site administration/Student Resource Center.  One of your site’s designated staff members will contact the student’s parent/guardian to discuss options to meet the District’s requirements. Options that will be discussed will be following our requirement that masks be worn indoors, short-term independent study (3-15 cumulative school days during a school year), completion of the student mask exemption form, or enrollment in our Clovis Online School. A classroom teacher would then be updated as to the option settled on during the parent-school communication.

Q. If a parent asks for confidential information pertaining to mask exemptions in my class, what should I do?
A. A student’s medical condition, mental health condition, disability, or hearing impairment is confidential information and should not be shared.

Q. If I am exempt from wearing a mask under California Department of Public Health (CDPH) requirements what do I do?
A. CDPH requirements for masking includes conditions that exempt an individual from wearing a mask.  If you (1) have a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing mask, and/or (2) are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication, you can submit an exemption declaration to the Human Resources Department. Information and the exemption form can be found at https://www.cusd.com/MaskExemptions.aspx.  It’s important to remember that anyone who is not wearing a mask and is unvaccinated is subject to normal quarantine requirements should they be identified as a close contact COVID exposure. Quarantine requirements may be found at https://www.cusd.com/StudentStaffHealth.aspx.  

Q. What if I want the District to provide me with an appropriately fitted N-95 mask?
A. The District has N-95 masks in stock for employees who would like to use them in the workplace. Contact your supervisor who will work with our trained team who can properly fit and provide you with N-95 masks.

Benefits

Q. I’m a benefitted CUSD employee. Will my benefits cover me if I get COVID?
A. Yes.

Q. How much leave/sick time do I get as a benefitted employee if I test positive for COVID-19?
A. Between 1/1/21 and 9/30/21 COVID supplemental leave allows for 80 hours of leave for employees who are full time. Employees less than full time will receive a prorated amount. In 2020, FFCRA leave allowed for up to two weeks of leave time. Once these leaves are exhausted, an employee can use their own sick time.
 

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