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Update on COVID-19

 
PRUSD has decided to remain with Distance Learning for the remainder of the school year. This was a tough decision that was discussed amongst all of the Superintendents within the county but with the current situation with the COVID virus, it is best for our community. We will continue to support student learning as currently established. Our next scheduled distribution of the distance learning packets will be on April 20th. The schools will provide further information when we get closer to the scheduled date. I want to thank all of you for your flexibility, support, and patience during these times.
March 16, 2020
 
Attached below is a newly updated letter from Nevada County Superintendent of Schools about school closure.  Please read. 
March 13, 2020
 
All Pleasant Ridge Union School Districts will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 10.  Please see the attached letters from the District as well as the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools.  These letters outline important dates, times and actions that will be taken over the next four weeks.
March 12, 2020
 
Please read this important letter (click here) about all types of activities within the Pleasant Ridge Union School District.
 
 
 

March 9, 2020

Parents,

As of this writing (3/9/2020) there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nevada County. If there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nevada County, we will share that information with you immediately.

The Public Health Department, and our county generally, are in full swing preparing for and responding to COVID-19. You may have heard or read that Public Health declared a local health emergency. This was done as a precautionary and preparedness measure, as it gives the county office access to more resources and tools to prepare for and respond to COVID-19. Public Health is doing amazing work supporting healthcare professionals and emergency responders, following up on suspected cases, and staying abreast of the rapid and ever-changing flow of information from world, national and state agencies.

While the Public Health system at all levels is doing its best to contain the virus, it behooves us to prepare for the eventuality that COVID-19 will be in our community. Here are some guidelines and things you can do:

 

Help Slow the Spread

Personal hygiene and appropriate cleaning practices are critical to slow the spread and decrease the chances that you will get sick. In particular, please note the following steps you can take:

  • If your child is sick, he/she should stay home. If you are worried you or your child may have COVID-19, call your primary care physician. Do not send your child to school.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then toss the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose, and mouth especially with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get a flu vaccine to prevent influenza if you haven’t already done so this flu season.
  • Keep your distance from people who are sick, especially if they have a respiratory virus.
  • NOTE: For people who are well, wearing a face mask is not on the list of recommended practices to prevent infection. While they can be effective in preventing the spread of disease if worn by someone who is infected with a virus, they are not currently recommended to protect oneself from becoming sick.
 
 

Travel and Gatherings/Meetings

The following are things to consider:

  • Extra precautions should be taken to ensure social distancing, sanitation, etc
  • Vulnerable groups such as older individuals or those with underlying health conditions should consider rescheduling or refraining from travel or mass gatherings.
  • If it’s possible to conduct meetings remotely, this should be considered.
 
 

Where to get Current Information, and how to get questions answered

 

Dealing with Anxiety Caused by COVID-19

The situation with COVID-19 is creating a lot of anxiety and distress for a great many people. Please know that there are resources available to you to help work through this.

o   Towards the end of the flyer they provide a variety of links and help lines, including the Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 (English and Spanish), 1-800-846-8517 (TTY)