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Coronavirus Update from the SRVUSD
Posted 4/29/20

 

The District received confirmation that the current shelter-in place orders for Contra Costa County that were due to expire on May 3, 2020 are being extended through the end of May. The Public Health Officers of seven local jurisdictions (Contra Costa County, Alameda County, San Francisco County, Marin County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County and the City of Berkeley) agreed to the extension, noting that due to the collective efforts of the millions of people across jurisdictions, the spread of the coronavirus has been slowed. The extension is being put in place to ensure that we do not lose the progress we have achieved and so that indicators for readiness to reopen can be put in place. The new order introduces the easing of some specific restrictions for lower-risk activities, but schools are not impacted by those restrictions. These new orders do not change any plans for the SRVUSD for the month of May.

 

In a press conference on April 28, 2020, Governor Newsom mentioned the possibility of schools opening earlier than planned for the 2020-21 school year. He mentioned a possible opening of late July or August in order to mitigate some of the learning losses that might have occurred due to the prolonged suspension of in-class instruction. We have no additional information about this statement at this time. Ultimately, decisions about school re-openings are not made by the Governor, but are made by public health officials using the best scientific and medical data available to them. We will keep you updated with more information as it becomes available.

 

The schools of the SRVUSD continue to comply with directives from local health officials and other State and local agencies as we make decisions about student activities and plan for the future. Protecting the safety of our staff and students is our most important job and we remain steadfast in our commitment to play our part in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of those in and around our education community. 

 

For more information on the multi-jurisdictional order, please visit covid-19.ca.gov.

View the Regional Shelter-in Place Order.

 

Thank you for your support of our partnership. We wish your families continued good health.