SGUSD Coronavirus Update 1 (2/27/20)

Dear San Gabriel Unified Families,
I wanted to take a moment to reach out to our families to ease concerns about the coronavirus and share our plans with you . As we work closely with the California Department of Public Health, County of Los Angeles Public Health, California Department of Education and the Los Angeles County Office of Education any time health issues arise, we want to assure our San Gabriel Unified Families that we are prepared and have plans in place if needed.
The safety and well-being of our students and staff are our priorities so we want to communicate to our families that, at this time, there is nothing to draw concern and we are continuing to monitor this situation closely. As things move forward, we will maintain communication with County school and health officials to update our protocols should the coronavirus spread in L.A. County.
I think it is important to share the following facts with you:
• The health risk to the general public in California remains low. There remains only one confirmed case of infection in Los Angeles County involving a resident of Wuhan, China.
• The Public Health Department is not recommending the cancellation of public events at this time.
• At this time there are no plans for school closures. We do have plans in place should this need arise.
The Los Angeles County Office of Education, in partnership with Public Health, will support our efforts by working closely with us to provide guidelines and resources so that accurate information is provided to our district community in a timely manner and we can immediately take appropriate action if needed. In addition, the County' s Community Health and Safe Schools unit will provide updates to school nurses and other school health personnel on a continuous basis. Please visit the county of Los Angeles Public Health page for FAQs and other resources:
In closing, I want to remind you that the best way to prevent the spread of any virus is to wash our hands often and practice good hygiene. If your child is running a fever or not feeling well, do not send them to school and have them examined by your doctor. We will work together to make sure that we keep you informed of any updates and we will continue to provide our outstanding educational programs in any circumstance. Thank you for your support.
Jim Symonds
Acting Superintendent