The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) last week issued the following statement regarding a new implementation timeline for adding the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of vaccinations required to attend school.
SACRAMENTO – The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet fully approved COVID-19 vaccines for individuals of all ages within the 7–12 grade span. The State of California announced last October that full approval by the FDA was a precondition to initiating the rulemaking process to add the COVID-19 vaccine to other vaccinations required for in-person school attendance—such as measles, mumps, and rubella—pursuant to California’s Health and Safety Code. To ensure sufficient time for successful implementation of new vaccine requirements, California will not initiate the regulatory process for a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for the 2022-2023 school year and as such, any vaccine requirements would not take effect until after full FDA approval and no sooner than July 1, 2023.
“CDPH strongly encourages all eligible Californians, including children, to be vaccinated against COVID-19,” said California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Tomás J. Aragón. “We continue to ensure that our response to the COVID-19 pandemic is driven by the best science and data available. Under the Governor’s SMARTER plan, California is making informed decisions on how to further protect students and staff, to keep children safely in classrooms.”
Upon full approval by the FDA, CDPH will consider the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians prior to implementing a school vaccine requirement.
CDPH continues to emphasize and conduct outreach regarding the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine; support youth vaccination campaigns and school-located vaccination programs; and strongly encourage all eligible Californians, including eligible children, to get vaccinated.
Please visit myturn.ca.gov or call (833) 422-4255 to make your vaccine or booster appointment today.”
January 14, 2022
We made it through the first week of the new semester, we are so glad to have the students back on our campuses!
The state has provided all school districts with N-95 masks. We have received our shipment of masks and will make these masks available for all students who are interested. The current shipment allows for three (3) N-95 masks per student. Please remember, N95 masks are labeled as "single-use," disposable devices. If your mask is damaged or soiled, or if breathing becomes difficult, you should remove the mask, discard it, and replace it with a new one.
Students are not required to take or wear these masks, they are offered as an option for those who are interested. Masks will be available in the quad at your student’s school, each day during lunch for pick up. In addition to picking up masks in the quad next week during lunch, students can always visit their school administrative office and request additional N-95 masks. We hope this resource helps those students who choose to use it.
People with chronic respiratory, cardiac, or other medical conditions that make breathing difficult should check with their health care provider before using an N95 mask because the N95 mask can make it more difficult for the wearer to breathe.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out and I will be glad to assist.
Executive Director of Human Resources
Roseville Joint Union High School District
The Roseville Joint Union High School District continues to evaluate and monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and the implementation of evolving mitigation strategies. With low case rates across our campuses and to ensure we limit any restriction to learning in-person, we are providing new guidance for students experiencing illness, close contact exposure, and testing. We appreciate your patience as we progress through the challenges presented by COVID-19 and intend this update to further support our students’ academic success.
ROSEVILLE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Updated COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
(Positive Cases, Close Contacts, and Testing)
Recommendations for staying home when sick with symptoms similar to COVID-19 :
- Students/families should self-screen for signs or symptoms of COVID-19 prior to coming to school each day.
- If students or staff exhibit signs or symptoms of COVID-19, it is advised that they not return for in-person instruction until they have met the below criteria to return to school:
- At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; and
- Other symptoms have improved; OR
- They have a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, or
- A healthcare provider has provided documentation that the symptoms are typical of their underlying chronic condition, or
- Has confirmed an alternative named diagnosis (e.g., Streptococcal pharyngitis, Coxsackie virus)
If a student is a close contact:
- Parents will be notified
- Remain at school and self-monitor for symptoms
- If symptoms develop after exposure, contact your healthcare provider or school nurse
o Remain at home and self-monitor
o Recommend a SARS-CoV-2 Test
o If not positive with COVID-19 or symptoms are from an underlying condition, a student may return after 24 hours without a fever and other symptoms have improved.
If a student is diagnosed with COVID-19:
- Immediately Isolate at home and do not come to school
- Contact your healthcare provider or school nurse
- Can return to school if the following criteria are met:
- At least 10 days have passed since symptom onset; AND
- At least 24 hours have passed since resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; AND
- Other symptoms have improved
Testing Options (Not Required):
- While all district staff are required to be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing, students are NOT required to undergo any testing. Testing is NOT required of district students for daily attendance, participation in extracurricular activities, or any school based activities.
- Testing is available at all school sites throughout the week as an option for those choosing to take advantage of testing options. Both standard lower nasal swab PCR testing and saliva based PCR testing is available.
Updated on 12-01-21
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Placer County: www.placer.ca.gov/coronavirus
The USDA recently approved the feeding of all children 18 and under. We know that many of you are facing tremendous challenges during COVID-19.
Shelf-stable meals are available. (Some restrictions apply.) Please contact Food Services at 916-782-5158 to see if this option works for you. The RJUHSD Food Services Department is excited to be able to provide meals to all children during these difficult times. Thank you.
2021- 2022 Free & Reduced Meal Online Applications are now available!
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