As required by SB 149 BUSD has a Covid-19 testing plan in place.
Benicia Unified has home antigen tests available upon request in each school office.
If a student or staff member has been exposed, they should take the home test on day 3-5 after exposure or immediately if symptoms develop.
In the event of cluster cases in classrooms, test kits will be distributed to students in the classrooms with outbreaks.
Students and staff who become ill during the school day can request a test kit to take home to rule out covid.
CDPH has determined home antigen tests are a reliable effect mitigation strategy for identifying covid infections.
Benicia Unified will also continue to provide on site testing as needed through our BinaxNow test program. If onsite testing is going to be done for your students’ class, parents will receive information about testing in parentsquare with instructions on completing the online permission slip from primary health.
For other testing resources within our community go to https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/ph/ncov.asp
COVID Guidance June 2023
Students and staff health and safety is our top priority. The following information reflects the most recent updates from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), regarding the new guidance updated in March 2023. Please visit Safe Schools Hub for more details.
|Anyone Testing Positive for COVID-19|
|Persons Who Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolation)||Recommended Action|
|All regardless of vaccination status or symptoms||
|*Potential School Exposure to a Positive Person with COVID-19|
|Persons Who are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19||Recommended Action|
Students Who are Exposed to Someone with COVID-19
*Potential exposure is defined as being within 6 feet of someone who is positive for more than 15 minutes in 24 hours.