(coronavirus disease 2019)
In accordance with updated guidance from the California Department of Public Health, SCUSD does not currently have a vaccination or testing mandate in place for students and staff. Testing remains widely and readily available to those who need it. At this time, masks are strongly recommended but not required on campus. We are in regular communication with state and local health leaders and will adjust those requirements as needed.
Sac City Unified will continue to implement any and 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. Sac City Unified works in close consultation with Sacramento County Public Health and the Sacramento 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.
Please see the following resources for the latest information on the pandemic.
SCUSD COVID-19 Health & Safety Plan
Sacramento County Public Health COVID-19 Website
State of California COVID-19 Website
Center for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Website
COVID-19 Testing for Students and Staff
Students, staff and household members may register for testing using the link below:
COVID testing will be available for students and staff at SCUSD during school hours and at the following regional testing centers.
SCUSD Regional Testing Centers
5735 47th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824
- Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rapid antigen, OTC Covid test kits and flu testing available.
With the shift to OTC at-home Covid testing, the Meadowview and Albert Einstein Middle School testing centers have been closed.
Sacramento County also offers free COVID-19 testing. See their website for a list of locations.
Report At-Home COVID-19 Tests through Primary Health
SCUSD encourages individuals to use Over-the-Counter (OTC) COVID Tests and submit their results to Primary Health.
This option is especially helpful when an individual is testing due to having symptoms or exposure to COVID-19.
At-Home Test Reporting Directions
- Go to https://primary.health/
- Click “Report a test”
- Enter your phone number or email you used when you registered for testing. A code will be sent to you with a link to the page where you enter your At-Home COVID Test results.
Download At-Home Testing & Reporting Instructions
VIDEO: How to Report Your At-Home COVID-19 Test Results
Testing at home or outside SCUSD’s testing options? We’ll show you how to easily report your test result to the district using Primary Health.
If not yet registered for COVID Testing, you will need to register here first: https://my.primary.health/l/scusd-edu
COVID-19 Testing Information
SCUSD is utilizing rapid antigen COVID-19 tests. Tests are self-administered nasal swabs, which means individuals use a long soft cotton swab to gently circulate in each nostril. These tests are simple enough for children to do themselves with a person instructing and observing
- Rapid antigen tests results are processed on site and provide results within 15-30 minutes.
- Over-the-Counter (OTC) test kits must be self-administered by the individual (or parent/guardian).
- Watch How to Swab video
- Download PDF
- Watch Helping Children Self-swab video
District testing is provided with the support of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). CDPH provides test kits, test registration software, test processing, and technical assistance supporting this effort.
Instructions for Registering for Testing
Staff, students and household members can register for testing using the link below. You only need to register one time per year. When you arrive at the test site, staff will confirm registration on the Primary application.
Parent & Minor Consent
- Consent for routine COVID-19 testing is provided when you register your student for testing.
- Parent/guardian consent is required for students under 13 years old.
- Students 13 years and older may register themselves and
provide consent for testing.
- Cal. Fam. Code § 6920 et seq and Cal. Fam. Code § 6920(a) (“A minor who is 12 years of age or older and who may have come into contact with an infectious, contagious, or communicable disease may consent to medical care related to the diagnosis or treatment of the disease, if the disease or condition is one that is required by law or regulation adopted pursuant to law to be reported to the local health officer, or is a related sexually transmitted disease, as may be determined by the State Public Health Officer.”).
- CDPH Valencia Branch Laboratory PLAYBOOK to Stand Up School-Based Collection Sites at page 20 (“: Children who are 13 and older can provide consent and administer the tests themselves.”).
If you need help accessing your test results please contact Primary Support at 650-275-5419.
Please reach out the Health Aide at your site with any other questions or to Health Services at (916) 643-9412.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
SCUSD continues to host Covid vaccine clinics at the Serna Center, as well as a series of vaccination clinics with various health partners to do our part in stopping the spread of COVID in our community.
On February 3, 2023, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced they are not exploring emergency rulemaking to add COVID-19 to the list of required school vaccinations. The SCUSD and State of California requirement for staff and volunteer vaccination-or-testing ended September 15, 2022.
SCUSD will continue to align with California Department of Public Health Guidance. It is recommended students get the Covid vaccine as advised by their doctor, however Covid vaccine will not be required to attend school. CDPH Covid testing guidance advises testing when symptomatic or exposed to Covid. Testing and vaccination remain readily available throughout our district to support the health and well-being of our school communities.
Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Resources for 5-11-Year-Olds