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pgusd's covid-19 dashboard

pgusd's covid-19 dashboard

Masks remain one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent transmission of COVID-19 infections.  High quality masks, particularly those with good fit and filtration, offer protection to the wearer and optimal source control to reduce transmission to others.  To best protect students and staff against COVID-19, CDPH currently strongly recommends continuing to mask indoors in school settings.
When there is a positive COVID-19 case in an elementary classroom, all members of that classroom are considered close contacts. Given that the CDPH strongly recommends indoor masking and COVID-19 testing for close contacts on day 3, 4, or 5 of the exposure period, all close contacts are required to wear a mask indoors and provide a negative COVID-19 test result on days 3, 4, or 5 of the exposure period to discontinue wearing a mask by day 6 of the exposure period.

Dashboard - Updated March 8, 2023

School Site School Based Cases - Students Resolved School Based Cases - Staff Resolved Current Active Cases
Forest Grove Elementary 65 8 5
Robert Down Elementary 78 7 4
PG Middle School 89 9 2
PG High School 188 15 2
Community High School 1 1 1
Adult Education  1 3 0
District Office
0 3 0
Important Note: Cases posted on our Dashboard are cases requiring close contact exposure notifications.  PGUSD does not wait to notify close contacts upon initial report of a positive case, however, we do wait for official confirmation from the public health department before listing the case on this dashboard. This could result in a delay of cases appearing on this dashboard or a discrepancy between the number of notifications received and actual number of confirmed cases (when the case is not confirmed positive by public health).
*An asterisk (*) by a number represents that there is at least one staff memeber who works at multiple Sites.

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Day 1:  Start date of symptoms, or if no symptoms, date of COVID-19 test
Day 5:  Test again if feeling better.
Day 5   Negative Test Result: End quarantine on day 6
Day 5   Positive Test Result: continue to quarantine through day 10 OR until you test negative at anytime between days 6-10 to end quarantine anytime between days 6-10 if symptoms are resolved.
Day 11:  End quarantine if feeling better. You do not need to test again in order to end quarantine on day 11 or later as long as symptoms are resolved.
**If ending quarantine on day 10 or earlier, indoor masking is strongly recommended through the remainder of the 10-day quarantine period**
As per PGUSD Board Policy on 3/17/2022, all elementary classroom close contacts must wear a mask indoors until testing by day 5 of the exposure period. Indoor masking would be discontinued on day 6 of the exposure period.
Day 1:  Day 1 starts 2 days prior to the date that the positive individual's symptoms began OR if asymptomatic, date of individual's COVID-19 test
Day 5:  COVID-19 Testing received by day 5
Day 6:  Indoor masking not required although still strongly recommended as per CDPH.
Day 10:  Last day of exposure period
Day 11:  Exposure Period Over
Day 1:  Day 1 starts 2 days prior to the date that the positive individual's symptoms began OR if asymptomatic, date of individual's COVID-19 test
Day 5:  COVID-19 Testing strongly recommended.
Day 10:  Last day of exposure period
Day 11:  Exposure Period Over
**Indoor masking strongly recommended through the remainder of the exposure period**
Day 1:  Day 1 starts 2 days prior to the date that the positive individual's symptoms began OR if asymptomatic, date of individual's COVID-19 test
Day 5:  COVID-19 Testing strongly recommended.
Day 10:  Last day of exposure period
Day 11:  Exposure Period Over
**Indoor masking strongly recommended through the remainder of the exposure period**
CDPH K-12 Guideline Update April 6, 2022

CDPH K-12 Guideline Update April 6, 2022

Please see full CDPH guidance update here:
In summary from section 7 for close contact COVID-19 exposures:
  • Modified quarantine has been phased out. All close contact individuals are permitted to remain in school and participate in extracurricular activities unless developing symptoms or testing positive for COVID-19.
  • It is strongly recommended that close contacts (regardless of COVID-19 status) wear masks indoors and in close proximity to others for the duration of the 10-day exposure period. 
  • Close contacts should be tested for COVID-19 3-5 days after exposure regardless of COVID-19 vaccine status unless they had COVID-19 within the past 90 days. 
  • Even though testing is not strongly recommended for close contacts who had COVID-19 in the past 90 days, they should still monitor for signs and symptoms and receive COVID-19 testing if they develop symptoms. 
  • All individuals who develop illness symptoms regardless of COVID-19 vaccine status should stay home, receive COVID-19 testing, and follow health guidance for return to work or school once asymptomatic and testing negative. 
Board approved on April 7, 2020:
“PGUSD would return to mask mandate for all students and staff indoors if we see change in City of Pacific Grove metric at “Moderate or above” combined metric according to the CDC COVID data tracker, and,  the mask restriction would be removed the following day of moving into the “Low” category of same metrics.”
Monterey County Health Department Launches Updated COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Monterey County Health Department Launches Updated COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Today, the Monterey County Health Department’s Public Health Bureau (PHB) launched an updated COVID-19 data dashboard to further improve accessibility to data for residents and stakeholders. The dashboard displays data on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, fatalities, and outbreaks, as well as community testing and vaccination progress. The goal of the updated dashboard is to allow residents to better appreciate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community.
The updated COVID-19 dashboard replaces the Monterey County COVID-19 Morbidity, Testing and Vaccination Data dashboards. The dashboard can be viewed on all types of devices. The data will be refreshed every Monday and Thursday by 5 PM.
The public can access the updated dashboard by clicking on the “COVID-19 Data” button from the Health Department’s main COVID-19 website at
For more information:
*Just a reminder, you may need to refresh your browser to see the update.

El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Monterey lanza un panel de datos actualizados de COVID-19

Hoy, la oficina de Salud Publica (PHB) del Departamento de Salud del Condado de Monterey lanzo un panel de datos actualizado de COVID-19 para mejorar aun mas la accesibilidad a los datos para los residentes y las personas interesadas. El tablero muestra datos sobre casos, hospitalizaciones, muertes y brotes de COVID-19, así como el progreso de las pruebas y la vacunación en la comunidad. El objetivo del tablero actualizado es permitir que los residentes aprecien mejor los impactos de la pandemia de COVID-19 en la comunidad.
El tablero actualizado de COVID-19 reemplaza los tableros de Datos de Morbilidad, Pruebas y Vacunación de COVID-19 de Condado de Monterey. El tablero se puede ver en todo tipo de dispositivos. Los datos se actualizarán todos los lunes y jueves a las 5pm.
El público puede acceder al panel actualizado haciendo clic en el botón “Datos de COVID-19” del sitio web principal de COVID-19 del Departamento de Salud en
Para más información:
*Solo un recordatorio, es posible que necesite actualizar su navegador para ver la actualización
Governor Executive Order - Staffing SHortage

Governor Executive Order - Staffing SHortage

Pooled testing

Pooled testing

PGUSD will launch pooled COVID-19 testing in conjunction with the Antigen (rapid) testing already established. Pooled testing will help us keep track of our district COVID-19 status as well as be able to identify and respond quickly to any positive cases that emerge in order to prevent transmission. 
Pooled testing will involve scheduled testing of entire classrooms whose test samples are all pooled together to determine the COVID-19 status of the class. Please review the brief PowerPoint slide presentation from Concentric, the sponsoring company working with CDPH to provide pooled testing to school districts in California. 
Community Site testing resources

Community Site testing resources

 Lightspeed Testing Services: Antigen (rapid) tests Monday - Sunday at the locations 
                below with results available in 15-30 minutes. Visit

                Monday: 9:30 am - 11:30 am at CapRx (Central Avenue Pharmacy) in Pacific Grove
                Tuesday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at the Old Monterey Farmers Market
                Wednesday: 9:00 am - 11:00 am at The York School, Monterey
                Thurs: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Marina Teen Center next to Los Arboles Middle School
                Friday: 9:00 am - 11:00 am at the Carmel Foundation
                Sunday: 8:30 am - 10:30 am Sand Dollar/Costco Center, 800 Playa Avenue Sand CIty, between McDonalds and and Ashley in the parking lot
                Alternating Monday and Friday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - 800 Playa Avenue, Sand City, between McDonalds and Ashley in the parking lot.
The Salvation Army in Seaside (1491 Contra Costa Street) offers PCR testing Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Walk-Ins from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. To make an appointment, call 1-888-634-1123 or go online here.
PCR Testing: Virus Geeks - Monterey Regional Airport. 200 Fred Kane Dr. Monterey 93940. Drive-through or walk-in. Phone: 1-800-731-8815. Schedule:  9:00am – 4:30pm (7) days a week (except holidays). Registration link:
PGUSD District Office: 435 Hillcrest Avenue. Hosts PCR COVID-19 testing every Monday from 9:00am - 4:00pm (except from 1:00 - 2:00 pm for staff meal) for district employees, students, and PG Community Members. Although paper registration forms are available at the testing site, electronic registration is the preferred method via the following link available 24/7: ( You do not need to schedule an appointment time. 

     For more information on Monterey County Testing sites, please visit the Monterey County COVID-19 Site Testing Page.
monterey county indoor face covering

monterey county indoor face covering

Monday morning, November 1, 2021, the CDC published data showing that Monterey County was in the “substantial” community transmission range as of Friday, October 29, 2021. Monterey County’s Indoor Face Covering ordinance took effect on October 29, 2021, and its face covering requirements will therefore take effect on Friday, November 5, 2021. The face covering requirements will remain in effect for 30 days unless the Board of Supervisors terminates the requirement.
Please read the just-released statement from CDPH on the reinforcement of the universal masking requirement for all indoor K-12 spaces. 

Please read the just-released statement from CDPH on the reinforcement of the universal masking requirement for all indoor K-12 spaces. 

From: The State of California-Health and Human Services Agency Califonria Department of Public Health
CDPH Issues Statement on Western States’ Approval of Additional Dose for People who are Immunocompromised

CDPH Issues Statement on Western States’ Approval of Additional Dose for People who are Immunocompromised

SACRAMENTO – Today the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a statement from Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer, regarding the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup’s recommendation to support an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose for individuals whose immune systems are compromised.
“As California continues to see an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, it is critical we take action to protect immunocompromised people who are most vulnerable to severe disease,” said Dr. Aragón. “Following the FDA’s determination that a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine is beneficial for people who are immunocompromised, the California Department of Public Health and our partners in the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup have conducted an additional review and recommend providers boost immunity for this population to ensure extra protection from COVID-19. Those who are not in this population and are fully vaccinated continue to be protected against the virus and do not need additional immunization against COVID-19 at this time.”
More Information:
Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup: Statement
Covid re-opening plans

Covid re-opening plans



If you have questions about what you should do while the order is in place and what are the best ways to protect yourself and other from COVID-19, there are many options available for information:


For information on COVID-19 click here: 
The CDE now has a COVID-19 newsletter. You can sign up by sending a blank email to:
Here is some great information on coping with stress and anxiety:


Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and Montage Health entities remain at the ready to care for our community. As part of our support, Dr. Susan Swick, Physician in Chief, Ohana, has put together a sample schedule and some tips for parents to help them navigate this transition with their children.
In addition, Montage Health is offering free eVisits for anyone with minor respiratory symptoms such as flu, allergy, or suspected COVID-19. Visit
The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) is providing FREE e-visits for those who believe they have symptoms of COVID-19. All you need is a smartphone or computer! Learn more about this free resource by clicking on the button below!


Community Human Services has taken significant actions to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus, protect their staff, and continue to provide essential services to their clients. Effective Wednesday, March 18th the following programs have modified services:
Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
  • Genesis House: Operational during shelter-in-place order but closed to the public. No new admissions.
  • Outpatient Treatment Centers: Closed to the public. Counseling services offered via tele-health and telephone.
  • Substance Use Prevention Program (SUPP): Closed to the public. Counseling services offered via tele-health and telephone.
  • DAISY: Closed to the public. Counseling services offered via tele-health and telephone.
  • Off Main Clinic: Operational weekdays during shelter in place order and closed on weekends. New dispensing hours M-F, 7:30-9am. Counseling services offered during normal operating hours via tele-health and telephone.
Family and Mental Health Programs

Family and Mental Health Programs

  • Family Service Centers: Closed to the public during shelter-in-place order. Mental health services offered via telehealth and telephone. Parent education, supervised visitation and domestic violence groups have been suspended. Support offered to parents and families via tele-health and telephone.
Homeless Youth Programs

Homeless Youth Programs

  • Safe Place: Closed to the public during shelter-in-place order. Counseling services offered via tele-health and telephone. Driveway drop-by hours for distribution of hand sanitizer, basic aid such as food, water and clothing, crisis counseling, information and referral, etc., 10am – 4pm 7 days a week.
  • Safe Passage: Operational but closed to the public. No new admissions.
  • Salinas Valley and Peninsula Street Outreach Programs: Operational during shelter-in-place order 7 days a week.
  • 24-hour helpline: 831.241.0914.
  • Shelter: Open at 7 p.m. nightly, 7 days a week.


The Central Coast YMCA is focusing our resources to best support the most pressing needs in our community. We are aligning with our community partners to serve parents who must work including health care workers, first responders and all “essential” employees in our community. Our facilities and resources will be used to provide crucial child care for the children of those essential workers.
Day Camp Details:
  • There will be a limited number of Day Camp participants
  • Camp will be offered on a Daily or Weekly basis - First Come, First Serve
  • Essential Camp hours are 8:30am - 5:30pm for $35 /day or $170 / week
  • TK* to 8th grades (*must be potty trained)
  • STEM, Homework Time and Y KidFit exercise are part of the camp curriculum
  • If you or a family member fall into one of these categories, please contact your local Central Coast YMCA, branch for more details and current information.


Behavioral Health Services & Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic
National Resources:
  • The National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1-800-662-4357
  • SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
  • Teen Line: 1-800-TLC-TEEN or text "TEEN" to 839863 between 6:00-9:00 pm PST
  • National Crisis Hotline and Textline: 1-877-663-5433 or text “Connect” to 741741
  • National Hopeline Network: Call or text 1-877-235-4525
  • LGBTQ+ National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-7743
California Based Resources:
  • California YOUTH Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200
  • Mental Health Association of San Francisco, California Peer-Run Warm Line: 1-855-845-7415
  • Beacon Health, Mental Health referrals for Medi-Cal beneficiaries: 1-855-765-9700
  • California Mental Health Services Authority:,
Monterey County Based Resources:
  • Crisis Hotline: 831-458-5300
  • Natividad Medical Center: 831-755-4111
  • Community Hospital of Monterey (CHOMP) Mental Health Department: 831-625-4600
  • Monterey County Behavioral Health: 888-258-6029
  • Community Human Services (substance abuse, mental health counseling, and recovery services to middle/low income individuals and families): 831-658-3811
  • Interim, Inc. OMNI Warmline: Call 831-800-7660, text 831-998-7916,
  • Valley Health Associates, Youth Outpatient Drug Treatment: 831-424-6655
  • Equine Healing Collaborative, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers, 831-582-1017
  • Harmony at Home (Community counseling for individual, couples, and families on a sliding scale): Carmel 831-625-5160, Salinas 831-272-6644,
  • NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Monterey: or 831-422-NAMI
  • United Way Monterey County: Call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211
  • Sam’s Guide (Guide to everything Monterey County):'s_GUIDE_2019.pdf


A resource shared by Monterey County Office of Education.
Thriving YOUniversity would love to gift you our short ebook "Taking Time to B.R.E.A.T.H.E." for free. It is filled with research-based reflections and activities to help you strengthen your wellbeing, increase your resilience, and build your capacity to empower yourself to show up consistently as the person you want to be. In this ebook, you will learn about and engage in exercises related to the following:
B - Building Belonging
R - Reflecting On Your Purpose
E - Engaging In Self-Compassion
A - Amplifying Attention, Awareness, and Awe
T - Tapping Into Thankfulness and Appreciation
H - Harnessing Your Thoughts
E - Empowering Empathy Everyday
This is a time for all of us to learn, stretch, and grow... and find out how amazingly resilient we can be. We all deserve to B.R.E.A.T.H.E. a little easier!


Although City Facilities have closed to the public, City staff continues to work diligently to keep our community safe and informed.  We have established protocols to ensure you can continue to conduct City business (via phone or email), created procedures for providing remote public comment at our City Council meetings, and created additional avenues to keep you informed (like our COVID-19 Website)! More recent actions we have taken include:
  • Re-deploying selected public safety resources to outdoor locations such as the Recreation Trail and Lover's Point Park to ensure proper social-distancing requirements are being followed by those out exercising
  • Increasing the City's public information efforts and expanding the City's information community through external mailings and targeted advertising
  • Requiring new hygiene protocols for all City employees to reduce the likelihood of virus transmittal
  • Rapidly exploring and procuring technology tools to better allow all City meetings to be convened remotely, including the City Council meeting (stay tuned for details)
  • Coordinating on a daily basis with regional partners (neighboring cities, the County and special districts) to share information and best practices
  • Conducting close patrols and checks on both opened and closed local businesses for added security and compliance
  • Developing an urgency ordinance to provide eviction protection during the emergency.
Community Development Department 
The Community Development Department is excited to announce that members of the public, contractors, and other interested parties can now search building permits (including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, re-roof permits), street opening and encroachment permits, Residential Zoning Records Reports (RZRRs), and tree permits online through City website from the comfort of their home/office. Contractors and owner-builders are also now able to schedule inspections online. Please be advised that some records available through these databases may not be up to date or complete. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Building Division at (831) 648-3191 or
To look up building and encroachment permits, RZRR reports, or schedule inspections, please visit
To look up tree permits, visit
The City is also working to make online payments and permitting available through the website for select permits. An update will be provided once this has been implemented. For more information click here:
Pacific Grove Police Department
If you see our officers responding to calls in full Protective Equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, face masks, suits and booties, please do not be alarmed. We are taking extraordinary protections to ensure that we remain healthy and able to keep our city safe. It does not mean that the person we are responding to is sick or that we are sick, it is a precaution to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 Business Information
Yesterday the City launched a COVID-19 Business Information webpage!  The rising concerns around COVID-19 (coronavirus) are creating a challenging business climate nationally and locally in Pacific Grove. This webpage will serve as a centralized resource for employers, employees, and local small businesses affected by the pandemic. Be sure to check back as Information and additional resources will be added as they become available.
There are many ways you can stay informed on the evolving COVID-19 situation and the City’s response:


Sign up to receive Monterey County updates by:
Visiting the A!ert Monterey County website
Texting MCCOVID19 to 888777 or call 831-755-8969
Monterey County has a great resource called 2-1-1 that will get you information on supports such as mental health support, child care, and other questions that might be relevant at this time. Dial 211.
COVID-19 Daily Solution Report
Have you signed up to receive Monterey County's COVID-19 Daily Situation Report? Sign up is easy, simply provide your email address and begin receiving updates!  The Daily Situation Report provides a plethora of information including a situation summary, recap of significant events, and a brief response overview. Click on the button below to sign up now!


Here’s a great resource for preschool and childcare families  
For essential employees that need to work and need child care, please reach out to the Monterey County Child Care Resource and Referral on (831) 757-0775 or use the online referral at for available child care in your area.
Try these daily self-care tips to keep your health and wellbeing on track:
Stay connected with friends and family
  • A little positivity can go a long way. If you see someone doing something great, give them a shout out! 
  • Missing your packed social calendar? Schedule virtual meetups, start a book club or attend an online event (like a live-streamed concert) with friends
Reduce stress during times of uncertainty
  • If you’re in caregiving mode, schedule some alone time. Pay attention to how you’re feeling and give yourself the time and space to relax. 
  • Feeling anxious? De-stress one breath at a time with your Transform reflections.
  • Add more mindfulness to your day in just 60 seconds. Focus on your breathing for one minute to restore a sense of calm and reconnect with your body.
Recharge your routine
· Your days might look a little different now, and that’s ok. Give yourself credit for small wins and take each day as it comes.
  • Looking for new ways to stay fit? These at-home workout tips will teach you quick strength-building exercises that can be done anytime, anywhere.
  • Use the Transform program to power your wellbeing routine. Our dedicated Health Coaches are here to support you when you need it most.
    Fuel your mind and body?
· Want to up your cooking game? Check out these quick family dinner ideas and pantry essential’s list for tips on how to stock up on ready ingredients for delicious meals.
  • Make the most of what’s in your cabinet. Whole grains, dried beans and frozen fruits and veggies pack a nutritious punch. Use these good-for-you pantry staples in soups, stews or sides.
  • Need a little inspiration? Create a virtual cookbook with friends, family or coworkers. Share your favorite healthy recipes and cooking tips.