November 11, 2020 – PRUSD families,
This school year has been very successful due to the hard work and contributions made to ensure our students receive the very best education in Nevada County. I want to thank you for the consistency and the determination to support students during these times. Late in the evening, we received communication from Nevada County Public Health that we have our first confirmed case of the COVID Virus. The district has been in communication with Nevada County Public Health and has followed the protocols to notify all that had direct contact with the person. The positive case is at Magnolia Intermediate School. The school has contacted all that it has impacted and made all of the necessary changes for instruction tomorrow morning.
With the cold and flu season upon us, we would like to remind everyone to be vigilant in keeping our schools open. It is imperative that we all do our part in keeping our schools open by following the protocols. Below are some reminders as we manage through this year’s flu season.
At this time, students and school staff should continue to practice the same precautions that they usually do during the cold and flu season. To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including the coronavirus and flu, follow these essential tips:
- 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.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.
- Put distance between yourself and other people (at least 6 feet).
- CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
As a reminder, please review the symptom check with your child each day before school. If your child is sick, please keep them home and contact the school. All children and staff members with fever (>100.4 F / >38C) should remain home from school and other activities until they have no fever for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
Thank you for your continued support and efforts to get through the COVID pandemic.
Rusty S. Clark