COVID - 19 Updates | Actualización de COVID-19
COVID-19 Update 03/12/2020
Colton Joint Unified School District
March 11, 2020
Hello CJUSD Families:
As we monitor the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in San Bernardino County, we wanted to provide you with this important update that could impact our families as we approach Spring Break.
The latest updates from the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (as of March 10), indicate that there have been no cases of COVID-19 reported in San Bernardino County and that the health risk from the COVID-19 virus to the general public in our county is low at this time.
San Bernardino County health officials also recommend for people to avoid both domestic and international travel to areas with known cases of community spread.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance (as of March 5) for people who have traveled to countries with widespread community transmission of COVID-19. At this time, people who have traveled to China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea (Level 3 Travel Health Notice countries) are asked to self-quarantine and practice social distancing for a period of 14 days from the time they left the area. Additional advisories have also been issued for cruise travel.
People who have traveled to an area with widespread community transmission are asked to stay home for 14 days from the time you left and practice social distancing. People who have traveled to an area with sustained transmission are advised to limit interactions with others for 14 days after returning.
Specifically, the CDC recommends the following for those who have traveled in areas with a Level 3 travel warning:
- Stay home for 14 days from the time you left and practice social distancing.
- If you get sick with fever, cough, or have trouble breathing seek medical care and call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.
- Do not travel while sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60%–95% alcohol immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
The CDC recommends the following for those who have travel to a country under a Level 2 travel warning:
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at 60%–95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
- It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- Limit contact with others and monitor your health for 14 days after returning to the United States.
- Avoid traveling if you are sick.
The CDC currently recommends that individuals avoid all nonessential travel to China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea and recommends older adults or those with chronic medical conditions postpone travel to Japan.
If you or your child must travel to one of these countries, please follow the above guidelines upon your return. Please contact your child’s school ahead of time to determine what options exist for your child to continue their studies while at home, if necessary. Colton Joint Unified School District will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as necessary.
This guidance reflects information known at the time of publication. The situation continues to evolve and additional guidance may be issued as changes occur.
We thank you for your cooperation and support.