Riverside University Health System – Public Health remains committed to the health and well-being of students, staff and parents in Riverside County.

The resources below have been gathered by the public health team to assist our school and families in making the best decisions possible for our students’ best health.

K-12 Schools Guidance

Current Guidance Highlights

K-12 students and staff are strongly recommended to mask indoors regardless of vaccination status

Asymptomatic students may remain in school and avoid interruptions to in-person education, even if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19, as long as they remain symptom free (asymptomatic).

Please refer to K-12 School Guidance link for more information

Please refer to Riverside County Student Protocols link for more information

Please refer to Riverside County Schools Staff Protocols link for more information

COVID-19 information line: (951) 289-4638

How Do I Keep Myself And Others Safe While At School?

School Isolation Information

  • Get Vaccinated.
  • Strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Get tested if you have sympthoms.


COVID 19-vaccines are safe and effective.

COVID-19 vaccination is strongly recommended for all eligible individuals in California, including teachers, staff, students, and adults sharing homes with these members of our K-12 communities

Pfizer-BioNTech: 6MONTHS+
Moderna: 6MONTHS+
Johnson & Johnson: 18+
Novavax: 18+


Wearing a mask is strongly recommended in indoor settings. It will help prevent both you and others from getting COVID-19. This is more important than ever with new, more easily transmitted variants of COVID-19 on the rise.

Current Mask Guidance

Your Guide to Masks

What Are Some Covid-19 Symptoms?

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

What Parents Should Know About the Updated COVID-19 School Guidance 

The goal is to make sure all students get access to safe, in-person instruction. Safe in-person classes depend on:

  • Vaccination for all eligible people 6 months and older to reduce COVID-19 rates in the community

  • It is strongly recommended that K-12 students wear a mask indoors

  • Adults on K-12 school campuses are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when indoors with students

  • Schools also have access to free COVID-19 testing programs as another safe testing option

For details on frequently asked questions including masking in K-12 public and private schools please refer to: Riverside County Student FAQ

Please refer to CDPH Parent Page for additional resources

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