Sac City Unified Schools to Remain Open Until Further Notice
Dear Sac City Unified Families and Community Members:
We are writing to reiterate that Sac City Unified continues to work closely with the Sacramento County Public Health Department (SCPH) and the Sacramento County Office of Education to ensure a coordinated response that protects students and staff. As of today, there are no known instances of a Sac City Unified student or staff person who have tested positive for COVID-19, and Sac City Unified has not been advised to close or cease normal activities by the Sacramento County Public Health Department or the County Office of Education. Therefore, our schools will remain open until further notice and we will continue to take proactive measures such as disinfecting high touch areas and other on a daily basis.
Sac City will continue to follow SCPH’s recommended actions for schools during the current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, including the recommendation that our schools should remain open. SCPH’s current guidance notes that if a school were to be closed by a Health Officer order, the decision will be made in conjunction with school administration on a case by case basis, thus it is very unlikely that all schools would be ordered closed at once.
The District will continue to work very closely with SCPH and our community to provide updates on any new developments. Please refer to SCPH for the latest information on the status of COVID-19 in our community. We also anticipate receiving further guidance from the California Department of Education and will update our community once that is received.
It is important to note that SPCH does recommend that students must stay home if they are sick. Students may return to school after 24 hours of no fever and no symptoms.
To protect the health and safety of our staff and students at each of our school sites, Sac City custodial staff will continue to disinfect high touch areas on a daily basis. Additionally, a dedicated team has also been assigned to routinely deep clean all schools and departments throughout the District on a rotating basis. We are doing this as a precaution and this is part of our plan to keep everyone safe.
We also continue to remind everyone that the best way to stay healthy during this cold and flu season is to practice everyday prevention. Please make sure to:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick (24 hrs. for fever and 48 hours for gastrointestinal).
- Cover your cough.
- Sneeze into a tissue then throw the tissue away in the trash. Wash your hands afterward.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Get a flu shot.
The health and safety of all Sac City Unified students and staff is our top concern, and we will continue to keep our school community updated about any information about COVID-19 that could impact our school schedule or operations.
We will continue to be transparent in communicating with our families and staff, and we want to reassure you that the well-being, health, and safety of our students and staff is a top priority.