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AUSD Coronavirus Hub

what you can do

Although health officials' understanding of COVID-19 is constantly evolving, the basic health recommendations have remained constant, including:


  • Stay six feet away from other people if you have to go out in public.
  • Wear a mask whenever you are outside your household.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Get a flu vaccination  (i.e., a "flu shot")
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover your nose and/or mouth with your arm or a tissue when you sneeze or cough
  • Disinfect surfaces routinely - especially those you touch often (such as door knobs, light switches, and appliances).
  • Avoid touching your face, particularly your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with others who are ill.
  • Check the Alameda County Public Health Department website regularly for updates.


On March 13, 2020, the Alameda County Department of Public Health ordered a shelter-in-place due to the spread of COVID-19.  At that time, all districts in the county suspended in-class instruction. Due to the continued spread of the virus and extended shelter-in-place orders, school districts maintained that suspension of in-class instruction through the end of the school year.


AUSD developed two instructional programs for the 2020-21 school year: a) a Flexible Learning Program, which designed to alternate between distance and in-person instruction depending on regional health conditions; and b) a Remote Learning Program, which will be 100% online for the entire school year. The surge in cases this summer led to a state order that all schools begin in distance learning until they are off the state watch list for 14 days. As of mid-August, Alameda County remained on the watch list. Because of that, all AUSD schools started in distance learning.  Because the county has been in the Purple Tier of COVID-19 risk through the fall and winter, as of mid-January, AUSD remained unable to open its schools. Since then, however, AUSD has been working to open its school under the criteria of the state's "Safe Schools for All" plan.


This page provides numerous resources about AUSD during this pandemic, including links to both district information and other agencies' materials. The education and well-being of our students is our priority, and we are committed to providing our community with timely, transparent, and accurate communications about this public health situation. Please check the "Updates" on this page to get the most recent information.

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