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).
- 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
Johnson & Johnson: 18+
WHAT ARE SOME COVID-19 SYMPTOMS?
- Fever or chills
Shortness of breath
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
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