COVID-19 GENERAL EXPOSURE NOTICE for 5/12/2022
Dear Parent of Fern Bacon Student in the following classrooms:
Johnson’s 1st/2nd Periods 8 ELA/History
Mauldin’s 3rd Period PE 7/8
Fayer-Gutierrez 4th Period Science 8
Nakayama’s 5th Period Band 7/8
Gutierrez’s 6th Period Math 8
The health and safety of our students, staff and community are our top priority. We have been alerted that your child may have been exposed to an individual diagnosed with COVID-19.
What does this mean for you and your child?
Your child may remain in school - unless they develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19. Scientific research, and experience from around the country and state demonstrate that schools remain among the safest places for children to be.
Your child is advised to wear a mask, especially for the next 10 days. Since they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, they could become infected and spread COVID-19. High-quality masks with good fit and filtration provide the best protection for your child and the school community.
Keep your child home if they develop symptoms and follow the SCUSD Illness and Symptom Guidelines for returning to school. If your child starts to feel sick or shows symptoms, they should get tested right away, even if they had COVID-19 before.
Your child is advised to get tested for COVID-19. CDPH recommends testing 3-5 days after the last date of exposure, UNLESS your child had COVID-19 within the past 90 days (3 months). A number of testing options are available to your child and your household members:
During school site surveillance testing or dropping into the Care Room At-Home COVID Test with results reported through Primary.Health SCUSD COVID-19 Regional Testing locations:
-Serna Center: Monday – Thursday from 10am-4pm, Friday from 10am-3pm
-Albert Einstein Middle School: Monday – Friday from 4pm-7pm
-2401 Florin Road: Monday – Friday from 10am-6pm
Sacramento County Community Testing Sites
Your child is advised to get vaccinated against COVID-19. If your child is 12 years of age or older, a booster dose is also recommended. Vaccinations against COVID-19 are safe and effective, and remain the best way to protect against the spread of this virus, new variants, and against severe disease. SCUSD hosts a number of weekly vaccine clinics, or you may contact your child’s healthcare provider to learn more.
For further information see the SCUSD Isolation and Quarantine Information or SCPH Decision Tree. You may also call the SCUSD COVID-19 Helpline at 916-559-0951, on weekdays from 10 am – 5 pm.