Coronavirus: What You Need to Know Now
The health and safety of our students and staff is paramount, and we are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19.
March 10, 2020
March 9, 2020
Q: Are there travel restrictions currently in place for students or staff in the U.S. or abroad?
A: No travel restrictions within the U.S. Avoid nonessential travel to China, Iran, Italy, or South Korea.
Q: Is there any guidance when parents have traveled overseas and have been directed to self-isolate by companies, but students are still going to school?
A: If someone in family is in self-quarantine but has no symptoms, others in home are not subject to being in quarantine. However, if a person who was self-quarantined develops symptoms, he/she is to let Public Health know and the rest of family will go into self-quarantine.
Q: Will the County notify us if there is a person in our community or district with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
A: The district will be notified if a person is identified with COVID-19 and he/she is a school staff member or student. Personal information is completely confidential. Public Health will advise district what information should be shared.
March 8, 2020
- One student in California has been diagnosed with COVID-19 (from Elk Grove USD in northern California)
- CA Dept of Health recommends that schools and districts take "common sense precautions" that help prevent the spread of all diseases. These can also be practiced by children and their families. This include: keep children home if they are sick until a fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of medicine; seek medical care immediately if symptoms, such as a high fever or difficulty breathing, become more severe; cover coughs with a sleeve or tissue; keep tissues and "no touch" trash cans close by; wash hands often and keep soap dispensers filled; clean frequently touched surfaces routines; if desired, wear a face mask if you are coughing or sneezing.
- Questions from children about the virus? Be honest and say there is a cold virus that is showing up in different countries. It makes some people very sick, but most people -- especially children -- seem not to get very sick with it.
March 7, 2020
Update from the L.A. Department of Health includes:
- One additional case of COVID-19 in L.A. County; the total number of cases for the county is now 14
- There are no known public exposure locations related to this case
- CA Dept of Public Health recommends students, teachers, or staff who have a travel history over the course of the last 14 days to an area identified by the CDC as Level 3 Travel Health Notice stay home from school. Additionally, those who have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 should stay home from school for 14 days from the day of their last exposure.
March 6, 2020
March 4, 2020
Novel Coronavirus FAQs
Cold and Flu Advisory
- (L.A. County Dept. of Public Health, 2/6/2020)
- sent 2/3/2020 at 12:14 pm