Poly is committed to providing accurate and transparent information regarding COVID-19 cases on our campus, while also maintaining confidentiality for our students, families, faculty, and staff. If you have any questions about the the impact of COVID-19 on Poly's community health, please contact Marcy Kwitny, RN, Director of Health Services.

COVID-19 Testing Dashboard

Cumulative Totals as of Sept. 9, 2021
updated 9/14/21
 
Students
Faculty & Staff
Total
Total number of tests
759
151
910
Number of confirmed cases
0
0
0
Positivity Rate
0%
0%
 0%
Test Date: Sept. 2, 2021
updated 9/7/21
 
Students
Faculty & Staff
Total
Total number of tests
516
97
613
Number of confirmed cases
0
0
0
Number of negative cases
516
97
613
Positivity Rate
0%
0%
0%
Number of Quarantine Cases
0
0
0
Test Date: Sept. 9, 2021
updated 9/14/21
 
Students
Faculty & Staff
Total
Total number of tests
243
54
297
Number of confirmed cases
0
0
0
Number of negative cases
243
54
297
Positivity Rate
0%
0%
0%
Number of Quarantine Cases
0
0
0

Comparative Statistics*

Population
Daily new cases reported
Cumulative Cases Reported
Los Angeles County 
2,024
1,427,817
Pasadena 
18
12,927
*as of 9/14/21


LA County Daily COVID-19 Data
Pasadena COVID-19 Vaccinations Dashboard

Student and Employee Vaccination Status

To safeguard the health and well-being of the Poly community, all faculty, staff, and age-eligible students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 1, 2021.

Age-eligible Students

List of 3 items.

  • 98%

    of age-eligible students are fully-vaccinated
  • 1%

    will receive 2nd booster during September 2021
  • <1%

    students exempted for religious or medical reasons

Faculty and Staff

List of 3 items.

  • 95%

    of employees are fully-vaccinated
  • 2%

    will receive 2nd booster during September 2021
  • 3%

    employees exempted for religious or medical reasons

COVID-19 Communication Plan

The following plan outlines the steps that Poly will take to communicate with parents, faculty, and staff when there is a COVID-19 exposure and/or a positive case on campus.
  • The School Compliance Officer/School Nurse will email students, faculty, and staff identified as close contacts about their exposure to a positive COVID-19 case at school. The School Nurse will inform the close contacts to remain home in quarantine immediately for 10 days. The Health Department may also issue a quarantine order to the close contacts.
  • In general, only potential close contacts will be informed of a positive case for purposes of conducting contact tracing. The school may also inform the Compliance Team (or Admin Team) for purposes of assessing overall school health and safety.
  • The notification of exposure letter includes the following messages:
    • Advice to test (PCR test) on day-five through seven after exposure whether or not they have symptoms, and inform the School Nurse of test results. This will determine the extent of disease spread at the school and serve as a basis for further control measures.
    • Recommendation to contact the primary care provider for testing and testing resources through Los Angeles County and Pasadena. Individuals who need assistance with health insurance enrollment or finding a medical provider are encouraged to call 626-744-6068 or 211.
    • Home Quarantine Guidance and Home Isolation Instructions for COVID-19 clarifies that a negative test result does not shorten the quarantine period of 10 days.
    • PPHD will contact exposed students, faculty, and staff directly to collect additional information and issue the Health Officer Order for Quarantine
  • The Head of School, in consultation with the School Nurse and perhaps the Health Department, will determine whether additional notification is needed to the wider school community about the positive case on campus and the precautions being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • In all communications, the confidentiality of the positive case will be maintained.

Communication with the Pasadena Public Health Department

  • The School Compliance Officer/School Nurse is responsible for communicating with the Pasadena Public Health Department regarding positive cases and outbreaks on campus. 

COVID-19 Outbreak on Campus

  • An outbreak is defined as three, laboratory-confirmed cases from different households with symptomatic or asymptomatic COVID-19 over a 10-day period within a school group that is epidemiologically linked.
  • The Head of School will be responsible for communicating any potential COVID-19 outbreak to the school community. This notification will take place via email to school parents, faculty, and staff. 
  • The Head of School will be responsible for communicating any related school closures, due to a COVID-19 outbreak on campus, to the school community. This notification will take place via email to parents, faculty, and staff.