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Brentwood School District Reports 18 Positive COVID-19 Cases, 57 Exposures

by ECT

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 SitesTotal Confirmed Positive COVID

 Cases by School Site per Month July 2021

District Office0
Adams Middle School0
Brentwood Elementary School2
Bristow Middle School1
Edna Hill Middle School1
Garin Elementary School2
Krey Elementary School0
Loma Vista Elementary School5
Marsh Creek Elementary School3
Mary Casey Black Elementary School1
Pioneer Elementary School2
Ron Nunn Elementary School1
Total Cases18


“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.

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BF Aug 2, 2021 - 10:58 am

Loma Vista has 5 cases. There is no social distancing in 3rd grade child’s classroom! 4 children sit right next to each other at 2 joined 3-4 ft tables. There are 25 children in the classroom! There is 1 inadequate air purifier at the front of the classroom. Children sit shoulder to shoulder at lunch which is outdoors in this 100 degree weather. Teachers are not mandated to be vaccinated to help protect the children! How is this supposed to make parents feel that their children are safe? We all know children need the educational instruction and social interaction but this does not feel safe especially now with the variants. This feels like an experiment with children’s lives.
At least make smaller class sizes and staggered days of in-person learning.

ECT Aug 2, 2021 - 4:37 pm

This is why the Thomas Gaines Academy in Antioch is getting students from all over.

Street-Sweeper Aug 2, 2021 - 7:50 pm

So 1 teacher possibly not being vaccinated is the problem? LOL….what about all the mouth breather anti-vaxer parents of those kids?

Concerned Aug 2, 2021 - 5:43 pm

EAST COUNTY TODAY. I am disappointed in your podcast response to the news regarding the rise of the spread of the Delta Variant! You have a platform to promote the vaccine and mask wearing indoors. CHILDREN UNDER 12 ARE VERY VULNERABLE and have no choice on vaccines. Don’t downplay reporting what may be life or death infections as a MEDIA PLAY. THIS VIRUS IS DEADLY. A SURGE IN THIS VIRUS even if temporary MEANS SOME PEOPLE DIE. For fucks sake, regard human life with more respect!!!!

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