COVID-19 Information

Winters Joint Unified School District will continue to implement all measures recommended by public health leaders to protect the health and safety of our students, our staff, and our community throughout this public health emergency. Winters JUSD works in close consultation with Yolo County Public Health and the Yolo County Office of Education, and follows guidance from California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health. The COVID-19 public health emergency is a fluid situation. Facts and circumstances may change quickly, and we will regularly post updates to our website as circumstances dictate.

To ensure a safe and welcoming  2022 - 2023 school experience, and in support of the health of staff, students, and families, Winters JUSD is continuing to follow the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Yolo County Public Health (YCPH) guidance and protocols. Below you will find links to the respective COVID-19 Guidelines.

Face Masks: Face masks are strongly recommended for all students and staff, especially when indoors. Face masks will be available for students and staff at all District sites. School sites can keep their inventory updated by ordering additional masks via Oscar Jacobo.

Hand Hygiene: Encourage proper hand hygiene by washing with soap and water, especially before and after eating. Hand sanitizer will be available to all students and staff. School sites can keep their inventory updated by ordering additional hand sanitizer from Oscar Jacobo.

Students and Staff with Symptoms, Test Positive, or Close Contact: Follow the YCPH Guidance and Symptom Decision Tree

COVID-19 Cleaning: When a positive case is identified, custodial teams will continue deep cleaning practices at all district schools/sites. Cleaning materials for staff will also continue to be provided following the same practices as last school year.

Contact Tracing: Contact tracing protocols remain the same. In the event of a positive test, students and staff in a classroom are all considered exposed, and families will receive the classroom exposure letter. All staff on campus or in an office will receive the all staff exposure letter when there is a positive case on campus or in the office. Staff who are identified as a close contact to a positive case will receive an email or call from a school administrator, supervisor, or the Winters JUSD Health Team.

Weekly Mandated Testing of Unvaccinated Staff: The CDPH employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate is still in effect. Staff who are unvaccinated must continue to follow the same weekly testing procedures as required in the 2021-2022 school year and throughout the summer.

COVID-19 Testing: Options for COVID-19 testing for Winters JUSD students and staff are listed below:

  • Campus Clinic testing center is still open to students, staff, families, and community members Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm at the District Office.
  • All sites will have a supply of Rapid Antigen COVID Tests.
  • Regular COVID test distribution events will be scheduled and announced.
Winters JUSD COVID-19 Dashboard 2021-2022

We are happy to announce that we have launched a COVID-19 dashboard to let you know about all positive student and staff COVID-19 cases identified at any Winters JUSD school site or building. The dashboard shows a year at a glance and will be updated as confirmed cases are reported.

Please know the information shown and reported by Winters JUSD staff may differ slightly from Yolo County Public Health and California Department of Public Health reports.

Please click on the following link to access Winters JUSD COVID-19 DASHBOARD 2021-2022