Aven Magana, Assistant Principal of Adult Education and Corrections with 24 years of education experience including the last three with MUSD, recently took on the role as the Superintendent's designee as liaison to the County Public Health Department for COVID-19 for the 2020-21 school year.
“My role as Covid Designee consists of a variety of functions,” said Magana. “I monitor the student and staff daily health screenings, follow up with anyone who may not feel well, report any confirmed positive cases of a student or staff member, determine close contacts, and report and monitor any student, staff member, or cohort that may be affected.”
Magana, who is the first person all employees call if they suspect a case of potential COVID-19 exposure, acts as the liaison between MUSD and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. As the Designee, she works with the MUSD Reporting team of an Alternative Designee/Human Relations, a Second Alternate/Communications, Supervisors of Maintenance and Operations, Site Administrators and District Managers, and School Nurses. She gathers details and reports cases through the SCCPHD portal.
In addition, Magana—a co-lead on the MUSD SafetyFirst Team who has trained with Public Health experts on safety procedure—provides appropriate scenario letters to site administrators and nurses; monitors the quarantine / isolation periods for cohort groups; and assists in monitoring MUSD health screenings.
Magana attends weekly COVID Designee meetings with Public Health Officials to obtain the latest information released. In addition, Magana, who is certified in CPR and First Aid, is trained in Standardized Emergency Management Systems, and organizes MUSD site drills such as earthquake and Intruder.