On Monday, the Brentwood Union School District updated its Dashboard for COVID-19 cases by location within the District which includes its District Office and schools. They reported a total of 18 positive cases and 57 exposures
As of Saturday, the Contra Costa Health Services Dashboard says Brentwood has had 4,397 total cases to date, however, in the past 14-days, the number stands at 200. The city has also seen 45 deaths attributed to COVID-19. The vaccination rate in Brentwood stands at 74.8% partially vaccinated with 68.7% fully vaccinated.
Here is the breakdown:
|Brentwood Union School District Sites||Total Confirmed Positive COVID|
Cases by School Site per Month July 2021
|Adams Middle School||0|
|Brentwood Elementary School||2|
|Bristow Middle School||1|
|Edna Hill Middle School||1|
|Garin Elementary School||2|
|Krey Elementary School||0|
|Loma Vista Elementary School||5|
|Marsh Creek Elementary School||3|
|Mary Casey Black Elementary School||1|
|Pioneer Elementary School||2|
|Ron Nunn Elementary School||1|
“This does not mean that students and staff contracted COVID at school. We do not currently have any cases where contact tracing has shown that anyone has contracted COVID at school from a positive individual,” said Superintendent Dana Eaton.
He added that the Contra Costa County Health Department has shared with us that we should expect positive cases in our schools. The positivity rate at schools is likely to mirror that of the communities they reside in.
“Our goal is to follow the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Safety Guidance to prevent the spread of positive cases at school. This includes indoor masking by all regardless of vaccination status, hand washing and cleaning and sanitation protocols,” said Eaton.
Here are the steps that school offices take when a positive case comes in.
- School is notified of positive COVID case
- School Notifies school site Nurse Team representative, district leadership
- Contact tracing occurs in collaboration with Nurse Team
- Personal contact (phone or in person) with all identified close contacts (within 6 feet for 15 minutes)
- Follow up with letter to all close contacts
- Close contacts are placed in appropriate quarantine procedure by school nurse following CDPH guidance and County Health input (if appropriate)
- Cleaning of affected classroom if appropriate as directed by school nurse team and principal
- Notification to all school staff via email
- Notification to all families at entire school via e-mail
All confirmed COVID-19 incidents related to Brentwood Union School District sites and offices will be posted to this page. For the purposes of this dashboard, BUSD is not counting community-related cases for those individuals who have not come onto campus within close contact of other students and staff. BUSD is counting all positive confirmed cases for individuals who have been on campus. A close contact is defined as an individual who was within six feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes in a 24 hour period starting from two days before illness onset.
The Brentwood Union School District has put numerous safety practices in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our school community. These practices include universal face masking, physical distancing, hand hygiene, and cleaning and disinfecting practices. As part of our ongoing commitment to help protect students and staff from the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19 surveillance testing is available for all students and staff. Surveillance testing provides an important measure of security against transmission of COVID-19 by identifying potentially asymptomatic individuals.