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SRVUSD Coronavirus Update 3/2/2020
Posted 3/2/20

As coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns escalate, we wanted to update you on the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s plans for keeping our schools safe. The SRVUSD is preparing for the potential impact that this virus may have on our school communities, and are planning for steps which will limit and slow the spread of disease in our schools. Additionally, we are in discussions about the long-term plans that may need to be in place if the situation escalates further in the coming days and weeks. We will be communicating with you very soon as these plans materialize. In the meantime, please continue to be diligent in playing your part in taking responsibility for the containment of the spread of the disease.

 

Students or staff who are sick or showing signs of illness need to stay home until they are free from fever for 24 hours without fever  reducing medication and are free from symptoms. Please follow the SRVUSD Illness Guidelines.   Absences related to the coronavirus will be excused and student learning will be supported during such absences. In an effort to avoid overwhelming the medical system, we will not require notes from doctors for prolonged absences due to respiratory illness. 

 

We are in communication with our school sites to ensure that soap dispensers are filled and that students are reminded regularly to wash hands thoroughly. We also urge the following preventative measures for students and staff: 

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds 

  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available 

  • People who are sick should always cover their coughs and sneezes using a tissue or the crook of their elbow; wash your hands after using a tissue to wipe your nose or mouth 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with your unwashed hands 

  • Contra Costa residents should contact their healthcare providers if they have symptoms and had close contact with someone with symptoms who traveled in the last 14 days from any affected area. 

  • Think about how to care for loved ones at home if they or you get sick, including how to prevent other family members from becoming infected.

Contra Costa County regularly updates their Coronavirus webpage and their Frequently Asked Questions.  You may also review this information from the Center For Disease Control, as well as this guidance sheet for schools from the California Department of Public Health.