Dear MUSD Families & Team Members,
Santa Clara County officials announced that access to COVID-19 vaccinations within Santa Clara County will expand to include workers in education and childcare, emergency services, and the food and agriculture industries beginning February 28, 2021. Teachers are part of the education and childcare priority for vaccines under Tier 1B of California’s vaccination plan.
Expanding access to additional groups is the result of Santa Clara County reaching a key milestone. Now, more than half of our county residents aged 75 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and soon half of those 65 and older will have received at least one dose.
As vaccine access expands to these additional groups, vaccination efforts will continue to focus on the most impacted areas of the community and older residents at greatest risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19. To support this expansion, the County Health System continues to boost its vaccine infrastructure, increasing capacity at both its large vaccination centers as well as smaller community-based and mobile sites.
The Santa Clara County Health System is currently scheduling nearly 10,000 vaccination appointments each day. However, all of these efforts may continue to be limited by both vaccine supply and changing vaccine distribution plans from the State of California and the Federal Government.
The County’s website at sccfreevax.org will include updates and information, including when those who are newly eligible may start to schedule vaccine appointments.
Please be advised that even as more residents are vaccinated, Safety First practices continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19; wear masks, physically distance from others, and wash hands frequently.
We will provide more details as they are available specifically for the education sector. Additionally, MUSD is advocating to become a vaccination site.
Office of the Superintendent
Attention MUSD Families & Team Members,
On Monday, January 25, Governor Gavin Newsom lifted the Stay At Home Order and Santa Clara County returned to the Purple Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, with some additional local public health restrictions remaining in place.
While there are positive signs that the virus is spreading at a slower rate across the state, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. The County’s mandatory travel quarantine remains in place, requiring a 10-day quarantine for most people who travel into the county from more than 150 miles away. For more details on what this shift means for our County, click here. At Milpitas Unified School District, we continue to sculpt our EducatEverywhere v. 3.0 for 2021 and Beyond Plan for in-person learning support, with the health and safety of students and staff as the top priority. A guiding principle for school districts is the COVID-19 and In-Person Instruction Framework & Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California, 2020-2021 School Year. This document is rooted in the scientific evidence available to date and supports twin goals: safe and successful in-person learning.
Our collective efforts to slow the transmission of COVID-19 are making a difference. During this pivotal moment, it is still critical that we all continue to wear masks when we leave our homes, maintain a physical distance of more than 6 feet, wash our hands frequently, avoid nonessential activities and gatherings and mixing with other households, follow all state and local health department guidance, take advantage of the availability of routine COVID-19 testing, and get the vaccine when it's our turn.
While we must continue the risk-reduction practices associated with the pandemic news of vaccines and improved medical treatments provide us with hope. The Milpitas community has demonstrated unwavering perseverance, adaptability, innovativeness and patience during the pandemic. For updates, including our COVID-19 dashboard and staff testing statistics, please visit our Coronavirus webpage.
Safety First starts with all of us. We will move forward together!
Office of the Superintendent
Milpitas Unified School District and the City of Milpitas Take Significant Steps to Ensure Community Protection through Safety First Initiative
Milpitas, CA – December 5, 2020 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Health Officers of five Bay Area counties, including Santa Clara County, announced Friday the move to implement the State's New Regional Stay At Home Order, effective Sunday, December 6 through January 4, 2021. The number of Santa Clara County residents contracting COVID-19 and the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to rise significantly, reaching record levels.
Read full Dec. 5 city-school release here
Read full City-School October 17 press release here