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Coronavirus Information

OUESD COVID-19 Advisory Task Force

In June of 2020, OUESD formed an Advisory Task Force with the purpose of providing input to the Board of Education on school reopening scenarios to ensure the health and safety of our students and community. The Board of Education has the final responsibility to decide how OUESD schools will reopen. The Task Force will include the perspectives of individuals from multiple schools, offices and classifications from across the District.

Task Force Members:

Jessica Davidson; Alicia Woelffer; Katherine Johnson; Melanie Long; Christina Whitmire; Lisa O’Shea; Rick King; Erin Gonzalez; Patricia Haines; Gina Minder-Maldonado; Julie Sorbello; Dawn Hilgenberg; Brigette Vinding; Wendy Perry

Dian Brennan-Mayor; Tina Martinez; Valerie Castaldi; Pamela Thomas; Debbie Carlisle

Local 1:
Joey Becker; Annette Chandler; Karla Crosse; Laurie Seeno

Admin Council:
Cheryl Wagner; Leo Ibarra; Renee Stewart; Tami Raney; Wendy Fruit; Jonathan Tiedeman; Patricia Sanchez; Theresa Casad

Maria Bordanaro; Cindy Peterson; Crystal Castaneda; Wendy Taylor

Erica Ippolito; Larry Polk

Task Force Meeting Dates:

June 2, 2020
June 9, 2020
June 16, 2020
June 23, 2020

Board Meeting Presentation - July 6, 2020 (PDF)

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For the most up-to-date information and guidelines from Contra Costa Health Services, please visit their website at

The COVID-19 outbreak began in December 2019, with outbreaks now occurring in other countries around the world. There have been a number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus reported in California, including here in Contra Costa County.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and other public health agencies are monitoring this new disease. Contra Costa Health Services is working closely with its partners to track the situation locally, and continues to provide information, as it becomes available, to local medical providers, emergency services, and school districts.

OUESD is partnering closely with the Contra Costa Health Services, County Office of Education, as well as other local and state agencies to monitor new developments with the illness, and to ensure that the District is following the most up-to-date guidelines set forth for schools and individuals in order to help prevent and slow the spread of the disease.

Mental Health and Social Emotional Resources:

We want all of our Oakley Union Elementary School District community to know their health and safety is our priority.  During times of uncertainty, it is important to concentrate on the physical and emotional health of students, staff, and families.  We have created this COVID-19 resource page with various resources, activities and hotlines to reach out for assistance.

In the event that this is an emergency, dial 9-1-1 for immediate help.

Contra Costa Health Services:
Mental Health Wellness & Education on how to address “Disappointment,” reduce “Stress” and maintain a “Positive Attitude”
888-678-7277 [available 24/7]

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 
Coping with Stress During a Pandemic
Contra Costa Crisis Center: Services and Resources for Teens
800-833-2900 (24/7)

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:
Fact Sheet on COVID-19 along with Age Appropriate Coping Strategies

The Child Mind Institute:
How to speak to kids about the Coronavirus

The National Association of School Psychologists & the National Association of School Nurses:
Talking to Children About COVID-19
(English and en español)

The Trevor Project:
LGTBQ Youth Support During COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Stress and Coping [multiple languages]

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI):
COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide     

Community Letter (PDF)

Carta a la Comunidad (PDF)