Requirement for Universal Masking Indoors at K-12 Schools
Dr. Tomás Aragón serves as the director of the California Department of Public Health and the State Public Health Officer, since January 4, 2021. Prior to coming to CDPH, he was the health officer for the City and County of San Francisco and director of the public health division.
By Tomás J. Aragón , M.D., Dr. P.H., Director and State Public Health Office
Read his article on the importance of wearing masks HERE
Snowline Parents & Guardians,
We continue to update you on the latest information regarding school closures, activities, and COVID-19. As the situation progresses we will maintain communication with you and our entire Snowline community.
If you believe you have symptoms, visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website, and use their Self-Checker to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.htm. Or if you want updated information and data on COVID-19 in our county visit the San Bernardino County website at https://sbcovid19.com/
If you want to make an appointment. Click HERE for a list of testing sites.
For the most current information from around our district, please view the Superintendent's 3-in-3 video on our homepage or click HERE, or on the image below.
Beginning on Monday, December 14, all in-person learning and extracurricular conditioning cohorts will be put on pause until at least Tuesday, January 19. The students currently participating in those offerings will return to the at-home (Remote School) learning model with which they are familiar.
This decision was not made lightly. Despite the success of our students and staff operating within our in-person cohorts, the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 in and around the Snowline JUSD has made it necessary for this pause. The local public health data are concerning. To date, we have been able to avoid outbreaks due to the outstanding work that has been led by our staff members. This temporary change is a preemptive strategy that is being implemented during this especially challenging time of the pandemic to create a level of safety that will help avoid community spread.
As always, we will continue to monitor the situation. This includes constantly reviewing the COVID-19 data in and around the Snowline learning community. At this time, we do not anticipate returning to in-person learning through our cohorts and hybrid model allowable under approved elementary school waivers any sooner than Tuesday, January 19. School offices and other services like free meal distribution will continue to be open and operational so that the necessary support remains. We will keep all of you informed on any and all related developments.
If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact us. Let's continue to wear masks, watch our distances, and wash our hands as we do our part together.
A partir del Lunes 14 de Diciembre, todas las cohortes de aprendizaje en persona y acondicionamiento extracurricular se detendrán al menos hasta el Martes 19 de Enero. Los estudiantes que actualmente participan en esas ofertas regresarán al modelo de aprendizaje en casa (Escuela Remota) con el que están familiarizados.
Esta decisión no se tomó a la ligera. A pesar del éxito de nuestros estudiantes y personal que operan dentro de nuestras cohortes presenciales, el impacto sin precedentes de COVID-19 en y alrededor del JUSD de Snowline ha hecho necesario para esta pausa. Los datos locales de salud pública son relativos. Hasta la fecha, hemos podido evitar brotes debido al excelente trabajo que ha sido dirigido por nuestros miembros del personal. Este cambio temporal es una estrategia preventiva que se está implementando durante este momento especialmente difícil de la pandemia para crear un nivel de seguridad que ayude a evitar la propagación de la Comunidad.
Como siempre, seguiremos monitoreando la situación. Esto incluye revisar constantemente los datos COVID-19 dentro y alrededor de la comunidad de aprendizaje de Snowline. En este momento, no anticipamos volver al aprendizaje en persona a través de nuestras cohortes y modelo híbrido permitido bajo exenciones aprobadas de la escuela primaria antes del martes 19 de enero. Las oficinas escolares y otros servicios como la distribución gratuita de alimentos seguirán siendo abiertos y operativos para que se mantenga el apoyo necesario. Mantendremos a todos ustedes informados sobre todos y cada uno de los desarrollos relacionados.
Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre esta información, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo. Sigamos usando máscaras, vigilemos nuestras distancias y lavemos las manos mientras hacemos nuestra parte juntos.
Our Commitment to Illness Prevention
- Pre-School, Special Education, After School Program & Kindergarten: Continue to receive full service. Disinfect all desks, tables, chairs, counters, doors, door handles, sinks, water fountains, light switches, and other touchpoints. Vacuum and mop every day.
- 1st-12th grade: Disinfect all desks, tables, chairs, counters, doors, door handles, sinks, water fountains, light switches, and other touchpoints (including offices) every day.
- 1st-12th grade: Vacuuming will happen on Fridays only, this will allow greater concentration on disinfecting areas.
- All Schools: Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected as many times as possible every day.
What is already known?
An outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread throughout China and to several other countries and territories, including the United States; Not including San Bernardino County.
Individual Risk Assessment:
- Still no cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) within San Bernardino County as of March 9, 2020.
- For the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low.
- Under current circumstances, certain people will have an increased risk of infection, such as healthcare workers caring for patients with COVID-19 and other close contacts of persons with COVID-19. CDC has developed guidance to help in the risk assessment and management of people with potential
Global efforts at this time are focused concurrently on containing the spread of this virus and mitigating the impact. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as public health partners, to respond to this public health threat. The public health response is multi-layered, with the goal of detecting and minimizing introductions of this virus in the United States so as to reduce the spread and the impact of this virus. CDC is operationalizing all of its pandemic preparedness and response plans, working on multiple fronts to meet these goals, including specific measures to prepare communities to respond to local transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. There is an abundance of pandemic guidance developed in anticipation of an influenza pandemic that is being repurposed and adapted for a COVID-19 pandemic.
While the immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is believed to be low at this time, everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat:
- It’s currently flu and respiratory disease season and CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine, taking everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.
Check here for updated memos and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and other organizations.