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Coronavirus Update for Walnut Valley Parents and Families - Feb. 7

February 7, 2020

Dear WVUSD Parents and Families,

The following information is the latest update from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. 

LA County continues to have only 1 confirmed case of coronavirus in a non-resident traveler. On January 31, 2020 the Health & Human Services Secretary declared coronavirus a public health emergency in the United States.  As part of this declaration, quarantine and isolation procedures have been implemented.

All travelers from China will be screened by CDC staff at designated airports:

  1. Any traveler who is sick (fever, cough, respiratory illness) will be quarantined.
  2. Travelers from Wuhan City or in the Hubei province will be quarantined for up to 14 days.
  3. Travelers from anywhere else in China and who have been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of coronavirus, will be quarantined for up to 14 days.
  4. All others, healthy travelers, from mainland China will be given restrictions to self-isolate and self-monitor for fever and illness. The local public health will monitor and provide support to travelers. This only applies to travelers from mainland China. This does not apply to travelers from Hong Kong or Taiwan.

Quarantine – This is a legal term. Persons will be issued a quarantine order from CDC and transported to a military base in Riverside for quarantine. 

Self-Isolation – This refers to social-distancing. Persons will be asked to go home and stay at home. They are to not to go to work, school or out in public. This is not quarantine and there is no legal order to self-isolate.

Duration of Quarantine or Self-isolation – up to 14 days based upon date of last potential exposure.

These guidelines went into effect Sunday, February 2, 2020. The guidelines do not apply to travelers that entered the U.S. prior to that date.

Identification of persons in quarantine or self-isolation is confidential. Public health will not notify schools if a student is in quarantine or self-isolation. The family will be asked to inform their child’s school that the child will be out of school. The absence should be excused.

School Responsibilities:

  •      Schools are not to investigate or inform students/parents that a student must self-isolate or be excluded from school.
  •      Public health will monitor and follow up persons in self-isolation.
  •      Schools are expected to provide support to students who are in self-isolation. Support includes – providing access to their education, such as through independent study or online instruction.
  •      There is no reason for any school to close due to coronavirus.

REMINDERS:

  •      The risk of coronavirus in the U.S., California, and Los Angeles remains low. These guidelines are taken out of an abundance of caution.
  •      Prevention practices helpful for all illnesses:
  •      If sick, stay home.
  •      The best prevention is handwashing with soap and water for 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  •      Cough or sneeze into your elbow or cover with tissue, throw tissue away and wash hands.
  •      Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  •      High contact areas such as door knobs, etc can be cleaned with regular cleaning supplies.

 

WVUSD continues to put student wellbeing and safety as the highest priority.  We will continue to provide our parent community with updates regarding the coronavirus.

Thank you.

 

至目前为止,洛杉矶县仅有一非居民旅客被确诊是冠状病毒病例。卫生与公共服务局局长在2020年1月31日宣布冠状病毒为美国的紧急公共卫生事件,强制隔离和自我隔离程序的实施是此声明的一部分,。

CDC人员将在指定机场对所有来自中国的旅客进行检查;

  1. 任何生病的旅客(发烧,咳嗽,呼吸系统疾病)都会被强制隔离。
  2. 来自湖北省武汉市的旅客将被强制隔离14天
  3. 来自中国其他任何地方, 曾与确诊有冠状病毒的人接触过的旅客,将被强制隔离14天。
  4. 来自中国大陆的所有其他健康的 旅客,将被限制要自我隔离和自我监测是否有发烧和病徵。 当地公共卫生人员会视察旅客并提供所需的协助。 这仅适用于来自中国大陆的旅客;而不适用于来自香港或台湾的旅客。

强制隔离-  是一个法律术语。 CDC(疾病控制中心)将向当事人下达检疫令 ,并将被送到河滨县的军事基地进行隔离。

自我隔离-这是指远离社交场合。 人们将被要求回家并留在家里,不要去上班,上学或外出到公共场所活动。 这不是强制隔离,也没有法律上的隔离令。

强制隔离或自我隔离的持续时间-最多14天 ,以最后一次可能暴露在疫区算起。

这些指导方针于2020年2月2日星期日生效;不适用于在该日期之前进入美国的旅客。

强制隔离或自我隔离人的身份是被保密的。 如果学生是强制隔离或自我隔离,公共卫生局不会通知学校;会要求学生家人告知学校孩子将缺席,缺席应会被允许。

学校职责

  • 学校不得调查或告知学生/家长学生必须自我隔离或学校拒绝接受学生。
  • 公共卫生局将监督和跟进自我隔离的人。
  • 学校应该为自我隔离的学生提供协助; 包括-提供其他受教育的途径,例如通过独立学习或在线指导。
  • 没有任何学校会因冠状病毒的理由而关闭

温馨提示:

  • 在美国加州和洛杉矶,冠状病毒的风险仍然很低。这些指南是出于谨慎的考量。
  • 对所有疾病都有帮助的预防措施:
  • 如果生病了,待在家里。
  • 最好的预防方法是用肥皂和水洗手20秒,或使用有酒精成份的洗手液洗手。
  • 想咳嗽或打喷嚏时, 用肘部或用纸巾遮住口,扔掉纸巾并洗手。
  • 避免触摸眼睛,鼻子和嘴巴
  • 频繁接触区域,例如门把手等可以使用常用的清洁剂用品清洁。