Benicia Unified School District

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

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
  • Quarantine for 5 days. Onset of symptoms, or first positive test if asymptomatic, is considered day 0. 
  • Isolation can end after day 5 unless a fever is present, isolation should be continued until fever resolves.
  • CDPH recommends wearing a well fitting mask for an additional 5 days after isolation ends especially in indoor settings.
  • For students testing positive please complete the linked google Questionnaire



*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.

  • Continue to come to school as long as you have no symptoms.
  • Recommended testing on day 3 to 5, or immediately if symptoms develop.  
  • If testing positive, follow isolation recommendations above.

We will continue to update you as guidance from CDPH changes. Thank you for your partnership in helping us keep our students and staff healthy and our schools open.