March 28, 2020: County of San Diego, Executive Order N-33-20, COVID-19 Public Health Order: San Diego Health and Human Services Agency issued a new Public Health Order effective March 29, 2020 at 12:00 AM. This new order continues school closures for an indefinite period of time. Although it is our hope that we will be able to reopen our schools before the end of the school year, we will comply with the order and keep our schools closed until further notice. We will continue to develop and extend our online learning program so that our students can be engaged, inspired and prepared.
Prevention: How to Stay Healthy and Prevent the Spread of Virus
Please follow these approaches to protect yourself from the virus (CDPH, 2020):
Wash your hands with soap and water.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
Additional Cleaning of Surfaces
Clean daily with an added emphasis on all high-touch surfaces (door handles, phones, etc.).
Stay Home if you are Sick
As part of preventative measures recommended by the county and state public health departments, stay home if you are sick, especially if it includes a fever and/or coughing. Be sure to:
Remain at home until your fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
Seek immediate medical care by calling your physician if symptoms become more severe, such as with a high fever or if you have difficulty breathing.
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, coughing, and/or shortness of breath) and may have had contact with a person with COVID-19 or recently traveled to countries with apparent community spread, call your healthcare provider or local public health department first before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.
Feelings of stress, anxiety, or other depression-like symptoms are common reactions during and after the uncertainty of any natural or human-caused incident. Talk with your family about how they are feeling and follow guidance to reduce the effects of stress on your physical and emotional health.
Free non-emergency emotional support is available to anyone in the state via telephone or instant messaging operating 24/7 through California Peer-Run Warm Line, toll-free service and and can be reached at 1-855-845-7415; Web Chat: https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/peer-run-warmline/
If there is acute distress,
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: Call this toll-free number to be connected to the nearest crisis center for information, support, and counseling.1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517) Disaster Distress Helpline Website: www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
911 if emergency
For confidential non-emergency requests for school counseling supports, please contact your child's school site directly.
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