COVID-19 Coronavirus Response


CURRENT STATUS: Carden Conejo School will be open on Friday, March 13th. On Monday, March 16th and Tuesday, March 17th we will have pupil-free days for teacher training. Starting on Wednesday, March 18th, we will undertake Distance Learning. Please see this AlertNow Message from Lisa Macias-Flavin, sent 3/12/20 for details.

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POSTED BY CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH: School Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19. On March 7, 2020, The California Department of Public Health issued statewide guidance to help schools and public health officials inform their decision making.

POSTED BY VENTURA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION: On March 6, 2020, Ventura County Public Health (VCPH) announced the first “presumptive” case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in a Ventura County resident. VCPH says the person who tested positive has no school-aged children and no known connection to schools. A second Ventura County resident who was on the cruise ship was also tested and that test came back negative. VCPH advised that there is no need for schools to alter their current course of action because of this new development. There have been no orders to limit or cancel any school-related events or activities at this time. Schools will remain vigilant in keeping students and staff with cold or flu symptoms at home and promoting good hygiene practices on our campuses. The coronavirus risk in Ventura County remains low and we are in constant contact with VCPH and ready to take appropriate action as the situation evolves.

At Carden Conejo we are actively monitoring coronavirus/COVID-19 and taking steps to maintain safe learning environments for our students and staff. We are in communication with the Ventura County Office of Education and Ventura County Public Health to stay current on important information and procedures. We are committed to providing a safe learning and work environment. Please read on for details.


  • There is currently no need to alter normal school schedules and activities. However, teachers are making plans to keep students learning.
  • Teachers will sanitize rooms daily.
  • Teachers will walk children to restrooms to wash hands before snack and lunch.
  • Custodial team will devote time to sanitizing doorknobs, sinks, light switches, and other high-touch surfaces.
  • The California Public Health Department is not recommending the cancellation of public events at this time.


Standard precautions, and best practices to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as cold and flu apply to COVID-19. These include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.
  • Get vaccinated for the flu every year.

We also often follow the recommendation of the Conejo Unified School District. For daily updates on the Coronavirus, you can visit:


  • At this time, our current policy remains in place—a student is sent home for a fever and is required to stay at home until fever-free for 24 hours without medication. Each individual case of illness will be evaluated to ensure the safety and health of students, faculty, and staff, and we have asked our staff to use their judgment should a child exhibit symptoms they deem concerning, even in the absence of a fever.
  • In the event that a child or staff member is identified to have traveled to an area experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 AND has symptoms of respiratory illness (such as fever and cough), that person will be sent home and the school will immediately contact the Ventura County Health Department.
  • Carden Conejo is preparing for the possibility that the campus is required to be closed due to a pandemic outbreak. Families should consider how this would impact routines and make preparations in advance if possible.


  • Be aware of CDC travel guidelines when planning Spring Break trips. Please refer to the CDC website for further information regarding travel restrictions as this site is updated regularly by the CDC.
  • Spring Break travel may affect the timing of when a student returns to school. We will follow CDC and Ventura County Department of Health guidelines to determine how this may affect each individual. Families should observe that any country listed Level 3 by the CDC requires a 14-day self-quarantine upon return. As of now, there are currently only four countries on that list (China, Iran, South Korea, and Italy), however, the list may grow. The school expects families will follow the guidance provided by the CDC, including the 14-day self-quarantine if their travel history dictates.