Updated public health guidance for COVID-19 for the 2023-2024 school year

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Dear SCUSD Families,

Public health guidance has been updated for the 2023-24 school year in regards to COVID-19 mitigation in schools, and we wanted to share with you how this will look this school year.

Below, please find the latest guidance from the California Department of Public Health:

SCUSD will continue to provide the following COVID-19 Exposure Notifications and Contact Tracing:

  1. Contact Tracers investigate every reported case of COVID-19 for staff and students.
  2. Contact Tracers provide written guidance to the ill individual for isolation.
  3. Contact Tracers notify and provide guidance to all exposed staff via written SCUSD email. 

Parents and guardians will no longer receive a letter for every incident of an exposed student, however, other exposure notification procedures will continue, including following California Department of Public Health and Sacramento County Public Health guidelines for outbreaks (3 or more in a class) which may require notifications to parents/caregivers in consultation with SCPH. The Sac City Unified Community will continue to have access to COVID-19 cases per the SCUSD Covid Dashboard, which continues to be updated twice weekly.

This update aligns with current CDPH/SCPH guidelines changed in May 2023 because COVID-19 has become an endemic disease and we are no longer under a state of pandemic public health emergency. Please visit our website to find the most up to date version of the Covid-19 Health & Safety Plan.

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