The Sweetwater Union High School District has started the 2021-2022 school year following the latest guidance (dated August 2) from the California Department of Public Health.
The foundational principle of this guidance is that all students must have access to safe and full in-person instruction and to as much instructional time as possible.
This safe return to school is possible because of the high volume of vaccinations in San Diego County, ionization systems installed in each classroom, and masking indoors in all Sweetwater schools. The combination of these efforts helps mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus.
The chart below provides the total enrollment at each of our Sweetwater schools and the monthly total of staff and students who have tested positive for COVID 19. For every case that is a confirmed positive, we work with the California Department of Public Health to conduct contact tracing and quarantine students based on several factors including vaccination status, and proximity to the infected student or staff member.