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COVID-19 Information

 
 
New Haven Unified COVID-19 Dashboard
 
Click here to view the New Haven Unified COVID-19 Dashboard.  This page will be updated regularly and contains the number of positive COVID-19 cases, if any, per site, per week.
 
Group Tracing Information (updated 1/25/22)
 
The NHUSD, based on recommendations from the California Department of Public Health and the Alameda County Public Health Department, is transitioning to Group Tracing for students and staff members who test positive for COVID-19. More information about this process can be found using the following links:
 
 
COVID-19 Testing Information (updated 1/26/22)
 
1. Free at-home test kits via mail:
Get FREE at-home COVID-19 tests at https://www.covidtests.gov/
Tests are completely free and orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
 
2. Union City Family Center:
Testing through the CA Rapid Antigen Testing Program at UCFC is for NHUSD Students and Staff ONLY.
 
Pre-registration is required and must be done beforehand. You will only need to register once.
 
Testing hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30a.m. - 4:00p.m. at the Union City Family Center: 725 Whipple Rd., Union City, CA 94587. These times are highlighted in yellow on the calendar below.
 
All results are shared electronically with the contact information provided during registration.
 
If you need assistance with registration or have questions about the CA Rapid Antigen Testing Program, you can contact the call center representative Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 5:00pm. at (650) 275-5419.
 
 
January & February 2022 Testing Calendars 
 
Jan 2022 COVID TESTINGFEB 2022 Covid Testing
Click Image for PDF Version and to Access Links
 
 
3. James Logan High School Performing Arts Center and Traveling Team :
National Labs will continue to offer COVID-19 testing to students, staff and family members. Testing is offered in the Performing Arts Center at James Logan High School, which is on the corner of Alvarado-Niles Road and H Street.
 
Appointments not required and testing is available Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
 
Additionally, there is a traveling team that will be at a different site every day from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
 
All National Labs times and locations are highlighted in green on the calendar above.
 
It is recommended that all COVID-19 test recipients fill out, sign, and bring the initial intake and consent forms linked below, with them to the testing site.
 
 
 
 
 
National Labs can be reached by phone (800)800-6060 or email FieldServices@nationallabs.com
 
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Archived COVID-19 Communications

 

Frequently Asked Questions About the Return to In-Person Instruction (updated 8/24/21)

The link below will take you to a document that addresses frequently asked questions about safety, vaccinations, and many other areas.
 

NHUSD "In-Person Instruction Plan" (dated 9/14/21)

The Board of Education at their meeting on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, approved their "In-Person Instruction Plan". Please click here to read the "In-Person Instruction Plan"
 
 

NHUSD "Return to In-Person Instruction Plan" (dated 8/13/21)

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, the Board of Education approved the Return to In-Person Instruction / Reopening Plan. Please click here to read the In-Person Instruction / Reopening Plan.
 
 

Alameda County School Reopening Information & Resources (updated 8/24/21)

The Alameda County Office of Education has done an outstanding job of curating resources for school districts. They have provided districts with a guide that includes the current information from the CDC, CDPH, and the ACPHD along with other resources for students, staff, and families. We have provided access to this ACOE School Guidance.

 
Guidance (dated 7/7/21)

The current guidance and requirements from the State, public health agencies, and CalOSHA will enable the NHUSD to reopen for in-person instruction at all of our sites for the 2021-22 school year. We are expecting the State to issue revised guidelines, however all indications are that there will not be anything in these guidelines that will prevent us from fully reopening. 

 

We anticipate that this revised guidance will include updates on masking requirements for students and staff while indoors (and possibly outdoors). We also expect that it will also include updated details about cleaning, testing, contract tracing, and other COVID-19 related areas. We anticipate that they will be very similar to the procedures and protocols we are using in our summer school programs, which have been safely serving approximately 3,000 students for the past four weeks. 

 

The Alameda County Office of Education has done a great job of assisting school districts throughout and they have a guide that we are using to assist us in finalizing our reopening plans. This guide is updated regularly. Please click here to read the ACOE School Reopening Guidelines.

 

Parents who do not want to send their students back to school for in-person instruction will have the option of attending one of our independent studies programs. For more information about these programs, please visit the Distance Learning enrollment page on our website by clicking here.
 
NHUSD Board of Education Approves District's COVID School Safety Plan (dated 3/9/21)
On March 9, 2021 the Board of Education approved the District's COVID School Safety Plan.  This plan is required by the State of California.  This plan does not include specific reopening dates.  The full plan is available below.
 
 
NHUSD Board of Education Approves District's Reopening Plan (dated 12/15/20)

At the meeting on December 15, 2020, the NHUSD Board of Education approved the District's reopening plan. This plan is required by the Alameda County Office of Education and the Alameda County Public Health Department. While this plan does not contain specific reopening dates, it does provide the framework for reopening as it relates to areas such as personal protective equipment, ventilation, contract tracing, and more. You can view the plan by clicking here.

 

Alameda County Moves to Less Restrictive "Orange Tier" (dated 10/13/20)
As case and positivity rates continue to trend in the right direction, Alameda was reclassified from the "red" to the "orange" tier in the State's classification system on Tuesday, October 13. For the NHUSD, this means that we can continue preparing for the next phase in our reopening process. The Alameda County Public Health Department and the Alameda County Office of Education also released a checklist for reopening and the district has been developing plans to ensure that all elements of the checklist are accounted for in our plan. A link to the checklist and the County's reopening guide can be found under the Alameda County Office of Education heading below. A draft of the NHUSD plan will be shared with the public at our school board on November 17. While the NHUSD is working diligently on our reopening plan, no date or timeline has been set for when schools will reopen.
 
County Moves to the Red Tier in the State's Reopening Process (dated 9/22/20)
On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Alameda County moved into a less restrictive tier in the State's reopening plans. (Select this following link for more information: Blueprint for a Safer Economy). If Alameda County remains in this tier (or a less restrictive one) it will allow the District to consider moving to our Phase 2 plan which is a hybrid of distance learning and in-person instruction. Links to our hybrid schedules for Phase 2 can be found below:
 
 
Distance Learning Resources
The District has developed resources for students, parents, and staff members to enhance and assist with distance learning. For access to these Distance Learning resources, please click here.