Article Source: Superintendent - San Bruno Park School District - San Bruno CA
Dear San Bruno Park School District Community,
hopes of fending off a surge in coronavirus cases that could overtax
the state’s health care system, California Governor Gavin Newsom has
ordered an overnight curfew for counties in the purple tier, which
affects all of our neighboring counties except Marin.
new stay-at-home order does not affect us in San Mateo County at this
time, I think it’s important to be aware of impacts to employees and
friends who do live in adjacent counties where this order will be in
The order will last until December 21, but the Governor has
said the order could be extended if infection rates and disease trends
do not improve.
Holiday Travel and Gatherings
are traditionally a time when we gather with family and friends, often
traveling from a distance for these special gatherings. As you may have
been hearing and reading, health officers from both the State of
California and the County of San Mateo are recommending against
traveling and gatherings with members outside of their households.
Bruno Park School District (SBPSD), in line with these recommendations
and in partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Education, is
asking employees and our SBPSD community to avoid travel and gatherings
with others outside your household, if possible.
with your small, stable group – experts ask you to consider the
following to reduce your overall exposures and protect your group:
⦁ OUTSIDE IS SAFER: Gather outside and follow safety guidelines.
When people from different households are together at the same time in
the same space, the risk of spreading COVID-19 goes up. That’s why
gatherings of more than three different households are not allowed,
under the state’s health order.
⦁ SHORT: The
longer people gather, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spreading. That’s
why gathering for longer than two hours is not allowed, under the
state’s health order.
The more people encounter others outside their household, the higher
the risk of spreading COVID-19. That’s why participating in multiple
gatherings with different households is strongly discouraged.
do need to travel, there are certain things you can do to keep yourself
and others safe, including following the Four Pillars – wear a face
covering, keep physically distanced, wash your hands, and avoid large
gatherings. If you need to travel, try to go by car and only with
people in your immediate household or COVID-19 bubble group. If you
need to be with others outside your immediate household or bubble
group, follow the Four Pillars and stay outdoors as much as possible.
you need to travel outside the Bay Area, determine whether COVID-19 is
spreading in the area to which you will be traveling. You can find
information about this on the CDC’s COVID Data Tracker or, within
California, the Blueprint for a Safer Economy website.
for your attention and support as we continue to navigate these
uncharted waters, and work collaboratively to keep all SBPSD staff,
students, and families as safe as possible.
Superintendent of SBPSD