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CoVID-19 News Updates

Coronavirus News Updates
Posted on 05/22/2020

CUSD School Closures Extended Through End of School Year

The county superintendents, after consultation with the public health officers in six Bay Area counties, have announced the extension of campus closures through the end of the school year. See SMCOE Press Release issued on April 7, 2020. Please also see Superintendent Letter for details (Spanish).

Remote learning:Learn about CUSD Remote Learning options and other essential services for students. (Spanish) 

Free and Reduced Meals: Learn more about our program and service locations.  


Cabrillo Unified School District continues to work closely with the San Mateo County Health Department and the County Office of Education in monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Please read below for more information.

What you need to know about the Coronavirus

 What is Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Per the  California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals and humans. In rare cases, animal coronaviruses can be transmitted from animals to humans. This novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is a newly discovered coronavirus that has not been previously detected in animals or humans. The source of this virus is not yet known.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

In some cases, COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.

How does COVID-19 spread?

Per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person
  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
  • Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
  • Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects
  • It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Visit CDC How the Coronavirus Spreads.

How can we protect ourselves?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus spreads mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). This occurs by respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.  Surfaces can also get infected. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like hypertension, obesity, heart or lung disease , diabetes or asthma seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Every person has a role to play. So much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:  

  • Stay home except for essential needs/activities. 
  • Practice physical distancing – stay 6 feet away from people.
  • Wear a cloth face mask if you leave home.
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow or a tissue. Wash hands afterwards.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home and away from people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
  • If you smoke or vape, consider quitting. Smoking and vaping causes harm to the lungs.
  • Follow guidance from public health officials.

Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

Cabrillo Unified School District will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary. We thank you for your cooperation and support!

IMPORTANT UPDATES AND INFORMATION

April 7, 2020:  Press Release Bay Area Campuses to Stay Closed for Remainder of School Yearissued by San Mateo County Office of Education | Spanish

March 25, 2010: Press Release Bay Area School Closures and Student Dismissals Through May 1, 2020, issued by San Mateo County Office of Education

March 16, 2020: Order Directing Shelter at Place of Residence, issued by San Mateo County Officer Dr. Scott Morrow

March 14, 2020: Legal Order Prohibiting Mass Gatherings, issued San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow

March 13, 2020: Health Officer Issues School Operations Modification Order, issued by San Mateo County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow

March 7, 2019: School Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, issued by the California Department of Public Health

March 4, 2014: Impact of San Mateo County’s State of Emergency Declaration on Schools, issued by San Mateo County Office of Education


Please consult the Coronavirus (COVID-19) websites for most authoritative guidance: