The Bakersfield City School District is dedicated to ensuring a safe and healthy learning community for our students, staff, and families.


COVID-19 Positive? Exposure to COVID-19? Experiencing Symptoms?

Complete the appropriate Intake Form below:



Daily COVID-19 Health Screening Guide - Students & Staff

Frequently Asked Questions

CARE Team Parent FAQ
CARE Team Parent FAQ - Español

Cleaning & Disinfection

Cleaning & Disinfection

  • Routine cleaning will happen daily by the site custodian using EPA approved disinfectants (chairs, tables, doorknobs, handles, uncluttered flat surfaces, keyboards, light switches/buttons, phones, sinks and anything with a classroom or designated areas that would be considered a high touch point)

  • Spray disinfectant machines/foggers are available and will be used as needed

  • Staff should clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces during the day

  • Buses will be cleaned pre-trip/post-trip (flat surfaces including glass, seats, panels, handles and handrails)

  • On demand cleaning and disinfection will occur as needed due to COVID-19 exposure and will be coordinated by the CARE Team in coordination with Maintenance & Operations.

Indoor Air Quality

BCSD is ensuring that proper preventive maintenance is being performed on all heating and air conditioning units and is changing filters on a regular basis. Systems maximize the influence of filtered outside air into the HVAC system to cycle air out of enclosed space and replace it with fresh air. HVAC systems and air filtration systems have been updated to support the health and safety of our staff and students.

Hand Hygiene

Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent COVID-19. All students, staff, families and essential visitors will have access to soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, access to hand sanitizer (with more than 60% alcohol content) will be made available.

When to wash your hands:

  • Before, during and after preparing food

  • Before eating food

  • Before and after caring for someone

  • After using the toilet

  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

  • After you have been in a public place and touched an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people

  • Before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth because that’s how germs enter our bodies


Health & Safety Video Series

The following links for educational videos on hygiene were developed by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). They are provided for school nurses as they return to school during COVID-19. The three videos are titled Washing Your Hands, Wearing Cloth Face Coverings, and Staying Home When you are Sick. There are English versions and Spanish versions.

Washing Your Hands

Wearing A Face Covering

Staying Home When You Are Sick

Lavarse las Manos

Usar una Cubierta de Tela Para la Cara

Quedarse en Casa Cuando está Enfermo

COVID-19 Community Resources

Call 2-1-1 for community resources: food, transportation, health, etc.


https://www.anthem.com/microsites/covid19/test-site-finder/

Anthem Blue Cross COVID testing site finder for all Anthem members.


https://kernpublichealth.com/

Site for the Kern County Department of Public Health


https://www.kerncounty.com/government/covid-19-testing-sites

Testing Sites: County sites are free, and the other sites may be covered by your insurance, please check first.


https://kernpublichealth.com/covid-19_dashboard/

Site that shows Kern County metrics


https://covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/#track-data

Site that shows California State metrics


COVID-19 Social Emotional Supports

Social-Emotional Supports

Online resources provided to BCSD parents/guardians and staff to support social-emotional health. Resources are divided into the following categories:

STAY INFORMED

COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY WITH YOUR CHILD(REN)

SELF CARE

MANAGING BEHAVIORS

MANAGING EMOTIONS

EMERGENCY OR CRISIS SUPPORT

ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS

Please click the following link to access additional information: go.bcsd.com/cz1