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COVID-19 Resources

This page is your single source for information and resources related to the SYVUHSD COVID-19 response. It is a work-in-progress and will be updated as needed, so check back often.
Last Updated 7-22-2022

We remain committed to supporting a safe and healthy learning experience for our students and staff.


Campus Safety Measures 

Our layered mitigation strategy includes: 
  • Upgraded MERV-13 air filters installed in all classrooms and maximized outdoor air flow 
  • Hand Hygiene (sanitizing stations) and regular cleaning 
  • Free onsite rapid antigen testing
  • Staying home when sick

Student Illness 

Cold and flu symptoms are similar to symptoms for COVID-19. An important piece to our layered mitigation efforts continues to be monitoring for symptoms at home. We would like to remind our community that staying home when sick is essential and will help keep COVID-19 out of the school environment and prevent the spread to others. If your child has any COVID-19 symptoms, including 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, or diarrhea, they should stay home, and you should notify the attendance office. 


COVID-19 Positive 

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, they should stay home, and you should notify the attendance office.  


Student COVID-19 Testing 
We have partnered with Aptitude and Primary.Health to provide free testing for our students. The Aptitude test site is in Buellton at Riverview Park. Free rapid antigen testing through Primary.Health is available at school. More information on testing can be found below.



Face masks are optional and free masks are available upon request.

Summary of the Quarantine and Isolation protocols from SBCDPH for the 2022-23 school year that SYVUHSD has implemented:


COVID-19 Positive Test Result (At-Home over-the-counter or lab confirmed)

Students may:
  • Return to school on Day 11 if they are fever-free for 24 hours with no fever-reducing medication and symptoms have improved
  • OR return to school as early as Day 6 with a negative test (No-cost testing available at school on or after day 5; antigen test preferred) and are fever-free for 24 hours with no fever-reducing medication and symptoms have improved.


Returning to School with Symptoms

Before returning to school, symptomatic students must remain out of school or work for 10 days and 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever reducing medication and other symptoms have improved unless:

  • They test negative and have improving symptoms (No-cost testing available at school),
  • OR have an alternative diagnosis from a doctor,
  • OR have a doctor provide documentation of a chronic condition.
It is strongly recommended that a well-fitting mask be worn when around others for a total of 10 days after symptom onset, especially indoors.

Group Contact Tracing - Quarantine

  • Groups of students with close contact*, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status or prior infection, test within 3-5 days after last exposure.
    • In the event of wide-scale and/or repeated exposure, (e.g., grade-wide or campus-wide) additional testing protocols may be considered. 
    • Any FDA-approved antigen, PCR, or pooled PCR test is acceptable. For individuals who have been recently infected (within the past 90 days), antigen testing is strongly recommended. 
    • Students who receive a positive test result should follow the COVID-19 Positive Test Result protocol above.


People are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19: 

Two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). 


*A close contact is: 

Effective April 6 per CDPH guidance, close contact is when someone shares the same indoor airspace, e.g. home, clinic waiting room, airplane etc., for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (for example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes) during an infected person’s (laboratory-confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) infectious period.

COVID-19 Testing at SYVUHSD

SYVUHSD has implemented a COVID-19 testing program in partnership with Primary.Health and Aptitude Clinical Diagnostics to conduct onsite COVID-19 testing. The COVID-19 tests under this program may include, but not be limited to, school administered antigen tests, and molecular (e.g. PCR) and pooled molecular tests. All testing will be free of charge. Testing to stay/return to school takes place everyday from 7:45-8:15am in the Administration Building.


Community Testing Resources

Aptitude Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. continues to remain available as a local testing option for our students. Off campus testing locations are listed below:


Santa Maria (Allan Hancock College)

Mondays to Fridays: 9 AM to 4 PM (same-day result cut-off time is 1 PM)

Saturdays & Sundays: 9 AM to 1 PM


Buellton (Riverview Park, Sycamore Dr.)

Mondays to Fridays: 9 AM to 4 PM (same-day result cut-off time is 1 PM)

Sundays: 9 AM to 1 PM


Santa Barbara (Earl Warren Showgrounds)

Mondays to Fridays: 9 AM to 5 PM (same-day result cut-off time is 2:30 PM)

Saturdays & Sundays: 9 AM to 2 PM

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