The health and safety of our students and staff is our utmost priority! Any student or staff member who has been to China in the last two weeks will not be allowed back at school for a two-week period, per Santa Clara County Public Health Department (SCCPHD). Those students will be placed on Independent Study to continue their learning at home during this time. Principals have communicated with the parents of those students who have traveled to China in the last 14 days, and those students are now being placed in our Independent Study Program.
We continue to follow directives from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department and provide any new developments as they become available to us.
Today, February 3, we received Updated Guidelines for Santa Clara County Schools. These are the newest guidelines:
- If your child or a staff member has been in the Hubei province or mainland China within the last 14 days, please have them stay home and call the public health department during regular business hours (408-885-3980, M-F 8-5) so that they can provide guidance to you and your family.
- If any symptoms develop within the 14 days since their last day in China, such as fever, chills, night sweats, cough or shortness of breath, please call a healthcare provider and let them know your travel history and symptoms.
- Encourage all students to staff home if they are sick
- Those who have a fever at school should go home immediately and stay there for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever without the use of fever reducing medicine.
- Promote hand hygiene by using soap and water, hand sanitizers and tissues
- Avoid touching your face, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth
- Encourage proper cough etiquette - cough or sneeze into a tissue, sleeve or arm. Do not use your hands.
- Perform routine surface cleaning, particularly high-touch surfaces.
- Consider not attending or hosting large gatherings. This is where cold, flu, and other respiratory viruses are often spread.
The SCCPHD confirmed the second case of Coronavirus in Santa Clara County and issued a Feb. 3 update, To read more, click here. (For translation, please click here.)
The risk to the general public remains low, according to the SCCPHD. The SCCOE provided this message earlier today. To read more, click here.
For FAQs on the Coronavirus, please visit our Information and Updates Regarding Novel Coronavirus webpage.