COVID-19 What We Know

Dear PAUSD Parent,

The Palo Alto Council of Parent Teacher Association (PTAC) is in communications with the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD). Here is what we know. Over the weekend, all PAUSD school sites (public areas and bathrooms) were cleaned and wiped down. Teachers are receiving, will be receiving, or have already received cleaning supplies to wipe down their classrooms.

Palo Alto High School and JLS Middle School are open. No PAUSD school is closed. Please continue to send your children to school. Schools will remain open. Unless there is case confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and in consultation with Santa Clara County Health Department, our Superintendent shall make the announcement to do otherwise.

The CDC has provided guidance for school districts with and without identified COVID-19 cases. For more information please contact us at ( or (

Interim School District Guidance (COVID-19)

Guidance for schools which do not have COVID-19 identified in their community

Guidance for schools with identified cases of COVID-19 in their community

This information was uploaded Monday, March 2nd, at approximately 7 pm.