COVID-19 Notice to Parents


What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

For additional information please go to:

Calaveras County Public Health Department COVID-19
CA Department of Public Health COVID-19
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19
World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 
Coping in the COVID-19 Culture
 

We are dedicated to the health and safety of our students and staff as well as continuing to meet the educational needs of our students. We also know this is a hard time for our community.

Because  COVID-19 is easily spread from person-to-person, it is not safe for groups of people to gather.  During this time, both children and adults should stay away from other people and groups as much as possible. They should not gather in other locations such as shopping malls, movie theaters, or community centers. Families should not take turns caring for each other’s children, i.e., children from multiple families in one place.

Please do your part and follow these guidelines: 

  • Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol. 

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, especially when someone is ill. 

  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow (or inside your shirt). 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.

  • Stay home except for essential needs (food, medication, medical services) or if you are defined by government order as a Essential Critical Infrastructure Worker.   https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/

  • Use a cloth face covering when outside your home. (A cloth face covering is a material that covers the nose and mouth such as cotton, silk, or linen; not a medical face mask.)

  • Social distancing: maintain a 6-foot distance between non-family members. (A face covering does not take the place of social distancing and handwashing.)

Symptoms for COVID-19 are very similar to the flu, including:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

*In some cases, COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call your medical provider.

As the situation in the state and/or county changes, formal notification processes are in place to continue to notify staff, families, and the community. The District is monitoring the situation carefully and working closely with the Calaveras County Public Health Department (PHD).