Welcome to the Health Department!
On November 16, Placer County moved back to the “widespread” Purple Tier of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. According to the guidance our schools are considered open and can remain open.
Data from Placer County Public Health shows that cases in schools have remained relatively contained and in-person instruction is not currently considered a driving factor in recent case increases. Household transmission and social gatherings have been key drivers of transmission. As such, public health officials are urging residents to use many of the same precautions that have been in use in public venues for the duration of the pandemic.
As we head into the holiday season, please take steps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 so that when we return from holiday breaks, there will be less chance of germs returning along with us. Placer County Public Health has published some tips for the holidays here.
When to Keep Your Child Home
To help keep our campuses safe for all children and staff, we want to make sure to remind families of the guidelines for knowing when to keep your child(ren) home from school.
*Students must complete a Daily Health Survey before coming to campus each day.
If your child is experiencing ANY one of the symptoms (fever over 100.4 degrees, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, congestion or runny nose, sore throat, headache, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea) they may not come to school, and will need to remain at home for 10 days since the symptoms started, or after 72 hours of being symptom free following a negative COVID test.
**It is important to note that children who experience symptoms over the weekend, or during a holiday break with less than 10 days before the restart of school, should remain home and the absence must be reported.
Thank you again for your partnership with our procedures and wellness promotion requests. We are grateful for your support. Please feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions at email@example.com.
Health Services Coordinator
- Kids Health - What to Do if Your Child Is Sick from Kids Health which is a wonderful resource for parents and children on many health related topics. There is even a page explaining to kids why their skin gets wrinkly in water which might be fun with all the handwashing we are doing. They also have a page for kids on Covid that speaks to them in language meant specifically for a child. Coronavirus for kids.
- For more information about the COVID-19 virus, please visit CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
- The most recent information for COVID-19 in Placer County can be found at placer.ca.gov/coronavirus
- Placer County Health Department Public Info Line: 1-503-886-5310