175 teachers were absent from school today in the Mount Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD), according to MDUSD Superintendent Dr. Adam Clark.
59 of those teachers did not have substitutes, Dr. Clark said.
Administrators and other credentialed staff stepped in to cover, and some classes were divided and those students went to work with other teachers, According to Dr. Clark.
Due to HIPPA laws, at this point, the district cannot say if these absences are due to positive COVID-19 tests, quarantine due to exposure, other illnesses or caring for a family member.
Prior to winter break, the district passed out at-home COVID-19 tests to all students, teachers and support staff to take before they returned to school today.