Superintendent of Schools
Hello, Staff and Parents/Guardians:
Thank you for your ongoing flexibility as we continue to safely manage the current COVID surge. We have a few updates to share with you.
We have simplified our isolation and quarantine protocol visual per the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s guidelines (attached). This is up-to-date with the most recent LACDPH guidelines as of today and is easier to follow than the previous one we shared with you last week. We have learned that, sometimes, visuals are simply better than words. We hope you agree.
One note to highlight is that during this COVID surge, the COVID communication process will look slightly different at RUHS due to its size compared to the middle and elementary schools. RUHS will send COVID exposure letters to entire classes as opposed to close contacts given the volume involved. Other LA County high schools are experiencing the same issue and LACDPH has provided us this communication option when necessary. If your family receives an exposure notification, we ask that you closely monitor your child for symptoms and report all symptoms and positive COVID test results to your school site administration. Finally, this morning we learned the California Department of Public Health updated its guidance last night. In a call this morning, LACDPH noted there will likely be changes next week to better align with CDPH.
Regarding testing for students and staff, the BCHD testing location remains open Monday through Friday, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located at 514 N. Prospect Avenue. Please use this link to sign up for a test: BCHD Testing Link. (The student ID can be found on PowerSchool and the employee ID can be found on the employee’s paystub.) The BCHD School Well-Being Line is open if you have any registration or testing questions at 310.374.3426, press option 2.
We have also attached information regarding our weekend testing conducted by Equity Health, available for students, staff, families, and the RBUSD community at-large. We started this testing last weekend and it will continue through January. Please note there is no testing at either BCHD or Equity Health on Monday, January 17, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Thank you for your continued diligence and support.
Steven E. Keller, Ed.D.
Proud Superintendent of Schools
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