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