Testing of students shall be conducted in accordance with the applicable State/County guidance in place at the time. Currently, the guidance is outlined in the COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework & Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year. TVUSD will follow the required testing cadences for students, pursuant to parent choice, as required by the State. Testing will be offered onsite or students will be referred to their primary care physician and/or free community testing site. The District has contracted with PMH Laboratories, Inc. to provide on-site COVD-19 student testing. Student testing is dependent upon parental choice therefore any testing cadence may not be achievable. However, the district will engage in documented outreach opportunities on a weekly basis in order to partner with parents in our efforts to comply with the State's expected testing cadences.
At this point, there is no clear direction about where the state legislature will land regarding employee testing. The current mandate is that we follow the testing cadence according to Cal/OSHA requirements, which requires that we offer (not mandate) response testing as part of potential exposure situations and provide information to our employees on available testing at no cost to employees. As a reminder, employees are to follow the self-assessment process and make sure they are not on a District site/facility if experiencing symptoms. Employees who are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms should use the reporting procedures on the following website.
Additionally, the District has been offering voluntary testing clinics at various school sites. We are currently developing rotating, site-based schedules to offer optional, self-administered PCR testing in accordance with the testing cadence recommendations put forward by the California Department of Public Health. Weekly schedules can be accessed via the following link. Testing is also available at the Risk Management (Building #24) between 7:30 am-4:30 pm any day during the week to take a test.
Community Testing Resources
There are also community-based options for free testing, including through the Riverside County Department of Public Health https://gettested.ruhealth.org/home, your healthcare provider, and many drug stores and private labs that may bill your insurance.
The City of Temecula maintains a robust list of available COVID testing resources. We encourage you to visit their page for available options. https://temeculaca.gov/1384/Local-COVID-19-Testing-Sites
The City of Murrieta has also posted resources here