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Santa Clara County Public Health
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The recent increase in new cases is distressing but cautionary because it is evidence that we still need to practice guidelines given by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department in order for us to truly be safe. In response to this news, we are grateful that more free testing sites have opened up throughout the county. This will provide even more people with the opportunity to get free testing for the virus, and to be treated sooner which can lower the risk of infecting others and further spreading of this disease.
We also cannot stress enough the importance of continuing our own personal health and safety routines that also combat the spread of COVID-19. As such, face coverings in public are still required, as well as your attention to social distancing, handwashing and keeping work surfaces clean. As a reminder, many germs and viruses are found on the surfaces in your personal workspace and home.
MetroED Reopening FAQs
It is important that we take every possible precaution to keep you and our students safe. Together, by taking steps to keep each other healthy, we will get through this time.
Please note this plan is likely to change as more information becomes available and as we continue to follow the latest guidance of public health officials. We will notify you when we update our plans.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Emerging evidence suggests a significant number of people may be infected with COVID-19 who are asymptomatic and capable of spreading the virus to others. People are now considered to be infectious 48 hours before the start of their symptoms until their isolation period ends. This makes social distancing and frequent hand washing even more critical.
Coronavirus or COVID-19 has us all feeling uncertain. By empowering us to control a few simple things, we can help protect our loved ones, students, coworkers, and our community. These are also expectations.
Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy. Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives watch the CDC three minute video Fight germs. Wash your hands.
Wash your hands before entering our buildings for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, dry completely. If no soap and water available, use hand sanitizer. Wash throughout the day at least every two hours and after handling shared equipment, eating, using the toilet, blowing your nose or throwing out trash.
Social Distancing Protocols
All Essential Businesses are required to prepare, post, and implement a Social Distancing Protocol at each of their facilities at which they are maintaining operations. Please read the complete order from the Santa Clara County Health Department. To help protect yourself if you are out in public remain a minimum of six feet in distance from others, use face coverings, and wash your hands as frequently as possible.
Stay at least six feet apart, use Zoom to meet with colleagues, parents and students, etc. Meet outside when possible and only in small groups.
Coronavirus spreads when an infected person speaks, sneezes, or coughs (through droplets hanging in the air). You may have the virus and spread it even if you feel well. To prevent infection, you must cover your nose and mouth when outside your home. Furthermore, wearing a mask is now required statewide.
Wearing a mask or cloth face covering can slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting the release of virus into the air. It also reinforces physical distancing and shows you care about the health of others. The CDC recommends you always continue to practice safe social distancing (also known as physical distancing) by keeping six feet between yourself and others. Face coverings and face masks should not substitute social distancing.
An emergency care doctor explains when to wear a face mask, and how to do it the right way. Watch the video here.
Please click on this link for more valuable information and guidance about face coverings from the Santa Clara County Health Department.
Be sure your mask is in good shape, clean and wash after each use. Keep it in a clean baggie when not in use. Do not touch your mask once wearing it. Remove by the ear straps. Do not wear your mask around your neck or hang from your ears and remove only when eating, drinking, or virtually teaching. One time masks are to be thrown away at the end of the day.
MetroED Updates and Information
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