continuing to closely monitor the coronavirus (now named COVID-19) situation.
As of February
21, County health officials report there are only two known cases of
coronavirus in San Diego County. Both individuals were on repatriation flights
(2/5/20 and 2/7/20) from Wuhan, China and are under federal quarantine at
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.
You may be
aware that the disease has spread to other countries and the Centers for
Disease Control (CDC) has issued new travel warnings with increased concern for
South Korea, Japan, and Italy. Travel warnings for China have not changed, and
the CDC has lowered their level of concern for travel to Hong Kong and Taiwan. Additional
detail about these warnings can be found on the CDC Corona Virus
The CDC also
recently shared that the coronavirus almost certainly will begin spreading in
communities in the United States, and Americans should begin preparations now. We are working with county school and health officials to
establish protocols for schools in the event that coronavirus does spread in
San Diego. More information will be shared as this
plan develops. In the meantime, current information about the coronavirus
is also available on the County
of San Diego/Health and Human Services website.
As a reminder,
if your child is sick, please keep them home from school. To help prevent the
spread of respiratory viruses, including the coronavirus and flu, follow these
hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water
are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when
you are sick.
cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms
should be evaluated by a medical professional.
California Department of Public Health does not recommend the use of face masks
for general prevention and says that handwashing provides better protection
from infectious diseases.
will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.
Committed to the Future
The award-winning San Dieguito Union High School District is one of the nation's finest districts, offering a wealth of academic and extracurricular opportunities in which its students can engage and excel. The SDUHSD educates students from the coastal North San Diego County communities of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, Leucadia, and Olivenhain in the City of Encinitas; the cities of Del Mar and Solana Beach; the community of La Costa in the City of Carlsbad; the community of Carmel Valley in the City of San Diego; and the communities of Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch.
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