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Updated CDC Guidance | Impact on SRVUSD
Posted 3/19/21

 

As we shared with you last week, the SRVUSD recently sent a letter to state leaders and elected officials advocating for clear direction with regard to physical distancing. Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued revised guidance that says they now recommend that, with the use of universal masking, students should maintain physical distancing of 3 feet in classroom settings. The  previous guidance  read that physical distancing of at least 6 feet should be maximized to the greatest extent possible.  Please see the press release from the CDC.

 

While we welcome this revised guidance from the CDC, we must reiterate that the path forward to full time in-person instruction in the SRVUSD lies with the guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), which currently recommends 6 feet of physical distancing. The guidance on physical distancing is still our challenge and we are working hard on it.

 

With safety as our priority, we continue to advocate for a full time return to in-person instruction. We are looking at every possibility to get us there. Physical distancing of 3 feet assists us greatly in our efforts. 4 feet is also helpful, but poses some challenges. We encourage all families to join the SRVUSD and the SRVUSD Board of Education in advocating for clear physical distancing guidance from the CDPH that will support a full-time return for our students

 

You can view the Board’s letter here

 

As conditions and guidance change, we will continue to keep you updated.