Update on COVID-19 Case and Measures to Protect SCUSD Community
As our Sac City Unified community navigates together through this unprecedented health crisis, we recognize the importance of providing accurate and timely information to you. While there is much uncertainty, our District will continue to offer transparency and comfort to our community through regular status updates. We want to assure you that your well-being, health, and safety are our top priorities.
Yesterday evening, we learned that an employee who works at Rosemont High School and Golden Empire Elementary tested positive for COVID-19. Sac City Unified Schools have been closed since the last day of school for teachers and staff on March 13. The staff member last reported to work on March 20.
Sac City Unified is taking proactive measures to protect the health and safety of our community and is in frequent consultation with Sacramento County Public Health on these matters. District custodial staff continue to disinfect high-touch areas at all district sites 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.
At this time, most Sac City Unified staff are working remotely. For staff physically reporting to work for essential services, the District maintains and promotes practices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Essential employees reporting to work are currently working under the following precautionary guidelines:
- Strict handwashing protocols are established and reinforced, including having all staff wash their hands on an hourly basis, as well as upon arriving and leaving work;
- Vehicles and other work spaces are equipped with facial tissues and disinfecting wipes (employees are encouraged to disinfect their workspaces throughout the day);
- Work spaces are restricted to employees and/or have been reconfigured to limit the number of individuals residing in a workspace;
- Physical distancing practices are established and expected, including designating alternate areas for employees to take their work-breaks;
- Alternate routes to the restrooms have been established to minimize staff contact and traffic through shared spaces;
- High contact areas are disinfected daily; including phones, doorknobs, keys, keyboards, clipboards, etc.; and
- Rotating work schedules, to the extent possible, for employees who have to physically report.
We urge our staff to stay home if they have any signs of fever, coughing, shortness of breath or gastrointestinal issues.
We understand that we are all anxious not knowing where and to what extent the Coronavirus may spread. Self-care requires understanding medically accurate steps you can take to protect yourself, and knowing the facts will help lessen undue alarm. Families can find health resources, including mental wellness resources, at https://www.scusd.edu/covid-19-health-resources. These resources are located on Sac City Unified COVID-19 web page which also provides information, resources and FAQs at www.scusd.edu/covid-19.