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San Bruno Park School District - Holiday Travel & Gatherings

Article Source:  Superintendent - San Bruno Park School District - San Bruno CA

Dear San Bruno Park School District Community,

In 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.

While this 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 effect.
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

Holidays 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.

San 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.

If gathering 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.

⦁    SMALL: 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.

⦁    STABLE: 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.
If you 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.

If 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.

Thank you 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.

Jose Espinoza
Superintendent of SBPSD


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