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2019 Novel Coronavirus Update

Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:45pm

Dear Vacaville Unified, Travis Unified and Kairos Public Schools Parents and Staff:

Thank you for being objective and calm as we work through this challenging time together as a community. Last night the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first case of Novel Coronavirus in Solano County. This may be alarming to many of our families when making the decision to send your child to school. We have been assured by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Solano County Public Health (SCPH) that at this time the risk to the public remains low in in Fairfield, Vacaville, and Solano County.  

This evening, we were on a conference call with Solano County Public Health along with other local and state agencies to receive updated information regarding the Novel Coronavirus. We were advised by Solano Public Health that it is safe to keep all schools open. Both school districts and Kairos Charter School are working together to create a safe environment for education. We are in regular communication with Fire and Police agencies to create a safety plan if administration is asked to close schools. 

We are encouraging all students and staff to frequently wash their hands, to cover their nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing, and encouraging staff and students to stay home if they are sick.

We understand the Novel Coronavirus is a concern for many of our parents. We ask that you keep in mind that this is a virus and it is not specific to any single race or ethnicity. Please speak with your children about cultural sensitivity during this challenging time. 

We will continue to provide further updates from the CDC and Solano Public Health.

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Travis Unified School District has been notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to urge our sites to prepare for possible 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks. As with all health-related issues, our administrators have been working closely with Solano County Public Health to ensure student and staff safety. 

Last night, the CDC confirmed the first case of Novel Coronavirus in Solano County. While this may be alarming to some parents, the risk to Solano County residents and the general public is still low at this time. We can assure you that our staff is doing everything in their power to keep school sites disinfected and clean for all students and staff. It is our standard protocol to perform routine surface cleaning throughout our school sites and offices.

We are encouraging all students and staff to frequently wash their hands, to cover their nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing, and to stay home if they are sick. 

We understand the Novel Coronavirus is a concern for many of our parents. We ask that you keep in mind that this is a virus and it is not specific to any single race or ethnicity. Please speak with your children about cultural sensitivity during this challenging time.

We will continue to provide further updates from the CDC and Solano Public Health as they become available. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your school principal.

Additional Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California Department of Public Health

Solano County Public Health

Thank you,

Travis Unified School District