As of March 19, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., the Sacramento County Health Officer is directing all individuals living in the county to stay at their place of residence except for essential activities. The legal order is based on the same directives of social distancing issued to slow the transmission of the disease, but it provides more detail and enforcement ability. The legal order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most essential needs and is intended to protect those most vulnerable to the disease, slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, and preserve local healthcare capacity.
As information continues to emerge about COVID-19 vaccinations, we are hopeful that our education professionals and all employees will be able to secure the vaccination soon. Knowing that this is a possibility, our District is turning its attention to the protocols that we must have in place to test and monitor student health, so that we can help to facilitate a return to in-person learning.
The vaccinations now available have not been tested on children younger than 16. Therefore, to give parents the confidence that it will be safe for students to return to school, we will have detailed procedures for health screenings, and we are working to secure the necessary tests, so that we can offer COVID-19 testing to students/families, as needed and wanted.
Once all the details of screenings are outlined, we will share them with our staff and families. Thank you for your patience as we refine our plans.