Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake

COVID-19 Volunteer and Visitor Information

On August 11, 2021, the California Department of Public Health issued a Health Order requiring all employees in public and private schools serving students in grades TK through 12 to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for the COVID virus or submit a weekly negative COVID test beginning October 15, 2021. The order can be found here:  Order of State Public Health Officer

For the purposes of this order, “workers” includes “volunteers who are on site at a school campus supporting school functions.” This will include in on-campus PTA events such as appreciation luncheons and awards events, in snack bars at sporting events, field trip chaperones, and all other volunteers. 

Visitors to school events do not need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

As volunteers check-in at the school office through Raptor, they will be asked to provide proof of vaccination that includes the name of the vaccinated individual, type of vaccine, birthdate, and dates the doses were administered. Acceptable proof includes an individual's COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), a photo of the card on a phone or computer device, a digital record with QR code readable when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader or documentation of vaccination from a health care provider.  

As an alternative to vaccination proof, an individual may provide a negative COVID-19 test. The test must be taken within the last 7 days of visit, from a lab (home tests are not accepted) and include the visitor’s name and birthdate. The Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) provides free test kits for Orange County residents. To find out more check their webpage

COVID-19 Symptom Free Attestation

By entering an SVUSD building or facility, individuals are attesting that they do not have COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms and have not been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Symptoms include loss of taste or smell, difficulty breathing, cough, fever, sore throat, chills, muscle pain, or headaches.