COVID Safety Protocols

Parents, students and staff can email questions or concerns to covidconcerns@ojaiusd.org.

Please see updated Ventura County Public Health guidance below, which will be in place until further notice. We will update this guidance as it becomes available.

There are two important steps to take in the case of a positive COVID case or exposure to a close contact with COVID.

  1. If the chart below indicates your student should stay homes, please fill out this absence form .

  2. In order to return to school after a COVID exposure or having COVID, follow the guidance in the chart below. In most cases, you will need to complete this Return to School form.


Community COVID Testing

Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 am to 3pm

Medical Arts Compounding Pharmacy
1320 Maricopa Hwy, Ojai, CA 93023
(805) 646-7211

City of Ojai, Sarzotti Park
350 Park Rd Ojai, CA 93023
(805)646-5581, City of Ojai website here

COVID Testing, Regular Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

San Antonio Elementary School, 7:30-9:30 am

Mira Monte Elementary

7:30-8:30 drop-ins

8:30-11:30 am Mira Monte staff and students

Chaparral High School/ District Office/ A Place to Grow Preschool - 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Meiners Oaks Elementary

7:30-7:55 am, Classified Staff

8:00-10:30am Class Rotation

10:30-11:30 am, drop-ins

Topa Topa Elementary

7:45-8:45 Drop-Ins

8:45-10:30 am, Topa Topa staff and students.

Summit School 11am - 12pm

Matilija Middle School 2:45-3:45 pm

Nordhoff High School 3:00-4:00 pm

Nordhoff High School 3:00-4:00 pm

Matilija Middle SchooScho2:45-3:45 pm

COVID Testing, Monday Holiday Schedule

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

San Antonio Elementary School, 7:30-9:30 am

Meiners Oaks Elementary

7:30-7:55 am Classified Staff

8:00-10:30 am Class Rotation

10:30-11:00 am Drop-Ins

Topa Topa Elementary

7:45-8:45 Drop-Ins

8:45-10:30 am, Topa Topa staff and students.

Mira Monte Elementary

7:30-8:30 drop-ins

8:30-11:30 am Mira Monte staff and students

Chaparral High School/District Office/A Place to Grow Preschool - 11:00 am- 1:00 pm

Matilija Middle School 2:30-4:30

Summit School 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Matilja Middle School 1:45pm-2:45pm

Nordhoff High School 3:00-4:30 pm

Nordhoff High School 3:00-4:30 pm

Onsite COVID Testing Procedures

All Ojai Unified employees and students can COVID Test at any District Site or use any at-home test kit to complete the Return to School Form

Optional on-site COVID testing for students is available at all sites. Students and staff will have the opportunity once per week to take a COVID test using either a cheek or nostril swab. This service is free to all staff and students* and is not mandatory.

Our COVID Dashboard can be found here.

If you would like your student to participate in our optional, district-wide and free COVID testing, please follow these steps (updated 1/12/2022):

Information for Community Members

1. School site testing is for students and staff, designed to keep in-person learning a priority. We may be able to provide testing to community members, only after all staff and students have been processed. Again, this provision is based on capacity and time permitting.
2. Please remain in the designated testing area. If you are other places on campus outside of the designated testing area you will be asked to leave.
3. You will need to bring copies of the appropriate forms, including your insurance card. We will not be able to make copies for you.
4. Given our commitment to use our resources for our staff and students, when these guidelines are not followed, sites may be closed to future drop-in testing.


Important Testing Forms

Complete Patient Test Request form in English and Spanish here .  We suggest that you fill out the form, sign it, and leave the date blank.as you will need to provide this form each time you test, along with either:

  1. a copy of proof of insurance, or

  2. a copy of this uninsured patient form in English and Spanish here

Students under the age of 18, must also submit this Parent Permission Form (only once) here in English and here in Spanish.

Health insurance is not required for testing. However, if you do not have health insurance, the above form is necessary so that PMH can utilize CARES act funding. If you have insurance, testing will have no effect on your personal policy, your deductible, or generate a co-pay.

Staff or Students

with COVID symptoms present

 Test and Stay Home

If your test is positive

Staff:

Contact your Supervisor and Email: 

covidconcerns@ojaiusd.org

Students:

Fill out this form to let us know that you will be missing school

Staff or Students

Close Contact and
 No Symptoms

COVID Positive

Not Vaccinated

Quarantine

Return to school after a
 negative test on Day 5 

Complete Return to School Form

Everyone, regardless of vaccine status, who is confirmed positive for COVID-19

 

  • Isolate at home for at least 5 days

 

 

  • If unable to test and symptoms are not present or are resolving, isolation can end after day 10

 

  • If fever is present, isolation should be continued until fever resolves.

 

  • If symptoms, other than fever, are not resolving continue to isolate until symptoms are resolving, or after day 10

 

  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and at work and keep a 6 foot distance for 14 days

Vaccinated and Booster Eligible

Quarantine

Return to work after a
 negative test on Day 5

Complete Return to School Form

Vaccinated and Not Booster Eligible

Remain at school

Test on Day 5 to confirm negative COVID status

Complete Return to School Form

Fully Vaccinated
 with Booster

Remain at school

Test on Day 5 to confirm Negative COVID status

Complete Return to School Form

Tested COVID Positive in the past 90 days

Remain at school

*If you have Blue Shield Blue Cross insurance and were improperly for COVID testing through Ojai Unified, please let us know by emailing covidconcerns@ojaiusd.org.and we can help direct you to the right person to fix the issue.