Torrance USD is providing information regarding COVID-19 cases on our campuses, while also maintaining privacy and confidentiality for our students and staff. The data below represents the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among District students and staff on our campuses (in-person instruction and on campus only).
This data will be updated regularly, as cases are confirmed. The data shows positive cases reported within the last 14 days. Data for a positive case will be removed when the individual is cleared to return to the campus.
Update On: January 15, 2021
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*This data may fluctuate and will be updated periodically.
**School Closures - is initiatied when 3 or more Epidemiological linked (Epilink) confirmed cases are at any one school location.
***ES - Elementary School/MS - Middle School/HS - High School
A running total of positive cases will be tracked and displayed on this page to provide historical data in addition to the "current confirmed" cases listed above. Visitors to this page will be able to identify how many total cases were reported since September 2020 - this data will be shared in the future as active cases are removed from "current confirmed" status to historical data (previous cases).
Total Active Cases (current): 21
Previous Cases (no longer active) Since September 2020:
Adams ES - 3
Anza ES - 2
Arlington ES - 2
Arnold ES - 3
Carr ES - 2
Edison ES - 3
Fern ES - 1
Hickory ES - 2
Lincoln ES - 3
Riviera ES - 6
Seaside ES - 2
Torrance El - 1
Victor ES - 5
Walteria ES - 1
Wood ES - 9
LAUNCH Preschool - 2
Calle MS - 2
Casimir MS - 1
Hull MS - 1
Lynn MS - 2
Jefferson MS - 3
Magruder MS - 3
North HS - 7
South HS - 10
West HS - 7
Torrance HS - 4
Griffith Adult School - 3
Hamilton Adult School - 1
District Office - 10
Communications to Families, Staff and the Community:
In the event there is a positive case, affected individuals (close contacts) will be contacted directly by their school or district staff and they will receive notification that may include self-isolation directions and other important information. Families of students who are not affected will not receive a notification letter and no action will be required. Please note that TUSD will only communicate and provide data for confirmed COVID-19 cases (for in-person instruction).
COVID-19 Reporting Instructions for Families:
If your child is suspected of having COVID-19, is awaiting test results, or tests positive for COVID-19, please keep your child at home and notify the School Office.
If anyone in your household is suspected of having COVID-19, is awaiting test results, or tests positive for COVID-19, please keep your child at home and notify the School Office.
COVID-19 Related Terms:
Close Contact is defined as an individual who was within 6 feet of the infected person for more than 15 minutes over a 24-hour period (even if a non-medical face covering was worn) or contact with the infected person’s body fluid and/or secretions (being coughed or sneezed on), sharing of a drink or food utensils, or is a member of a classroom/cohort with exposure to a potentially infected individual.
Exposure is when you come into close contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected to have COVID-19. An individual who had unprotected contact with the infected person’s body fluids and/or secretions of a person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed or sneezed on, sharing utensils or saliva, or providing care without using appropriate protective equipment), or is a member of a classroom/cohort with exposure to a potentially infected individual.
Home Isolation is required when a person is infected or sick with COVID-19 and should stay away from people who are not infected. A person who is in isolation is to stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others.
Home Quarantine is required for anyone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 and needs to stay away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. A person in quarantine is to stay at home, separate from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from the local health department.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
We understand there is heightened concern from our community because of the unknowns regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We continue working with local, state, and federal partners during school closures.
Health Orders from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health:
Los Angeles County Department of Health: Reopening K-12 Schools
- Appendix T1: Reopening Protocol for K-12 Schools
- Appendix T2: Protocol for COVID-19 Exposure Management Plan in K-12 Schools
Here are trusted sources of information: