May 20, 2022 Update from the Superintendent
We continue to track COVID cases in our district and region closely. As you are probably aware, there is a steady uptick of COVID cases attributed to the BA.2 Omicron strain. While we are not currently experiencing a surge as we had in the weeks following the winter break, we are looking to prevent transmission, disruption, and absences that we saw during that very challenging time. In addition, we have just three weeks left in the school year, with several activities (school open houses, promotions, awards events, and graduations) planned.
Therefore, we are asking our students and staff to again mask up in all indoor settings in our schools and offices beginning Monday, May 23, for the remainder of the school year. We believe that this simple measure provides us the best opportunity to finish this school year without further significant disruption and to be able to hold planned events.
We continue to supply KN-95 and surgical-style masks for staff and students who need them. We strongly recommend that all staff and students be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as the most reliable protection against serious illness and that everyone stay up to date on their boosters.
It is pretty clear that as new strains of the virus develop, the future will have periods of low transmission (like the last couple of months), followed by weeks of higher transmission of new strains. Some medical professionals have compared mask-wearing through increasing virus transmission to wearing a raincoat during rainstorms. When it is raining, you wear a raincoat for protection. When the weather is warm and sunny, you put the raincoat away. We believe this is the best advice and a good mentality to have as we learn to live with COVID-19.
We very much appreciate your patience, support, and cooperation.
COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools (Updated 3/10/22)
Solano Public Health: Interim COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools
COVID-19 Guidance for Positive Students (K-12)
COVID-19 Guidance for Exposed Students (K-12)
COVID Protection Plan
The Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) COVID-19 Safety Plan (CSP) consists of two parts: (1) the VCUSD Cal/OSHA COVID19 Prevention Program (CPP); and (2) the VCUSD COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist.
The COVID Protection Plan (CPP) is designed to control the exposures to the SARS-Cov-2 virus that may occur in our school sites and workplace. The prevention program outlines the specific control measures VCUSD have put in place to protect our employees and students. The CPP is provided in English and Spanish. VCUSD welcomes all feedback to the CPP using the following forms: