Last Updated March 20, 2020
 

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March 20, 2020
 
NJUHSD Students & Families,
 
1.  As many of you now know, we will be transitioning to our distance learning model of instructional delivery model, beginning next Wednesday, March 25th.  Teachers and staff will be working to develop distance learning assignments and materials on Monday and Tuesday of next week, with materials being made available by Wednesday the 25th, at the latest.  The primary means for providing assignments to students will be via their student email account.  If your student has challenges accessing an internet signal, please notify your student's school and paper materials will be made available.  
 
2.  Our Nutrition and Food Services program will be making meals available to all students 18 years of age and younger for the coming two Tuesdays.  This service will be provided for the next two weeks, with drive thru pickups of meal bags being provided at Nevada Union and Bear River High Schools parking lots, between 11:30 and 1:00  (March 24th and March 31st).  Each bag contains 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches.  One bag will be available for each child in the vehicle (children must be present in order for meals to be provided).
 
 
 
We want to encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by not congregating at the school site once meals have been distributed, by continuing to wash hands often, and by continuing to exercise social distancing.    
 
The following resources are being provided for your reference:
 
Letter from county superintendent of schools, Scott Lay - Nevade County Schools Advisory - Distance Learning.pdf
 
Distinguishing the Difference: COVID-19 vs. Allergies vs. Flu - Differences: COVID-19 vs. Allergies vs. Flu
 
 
We intend to keep you up-to-date with information as it becomes available.  As of now, school campuses are still scheduled to be closed through the end of Spring Break, April 12th.  Thank you once again for your continued patience.
 
Best,
Dan Frisella
Assistant Superintendent
 

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FAQs about COVID-19

The following information is provided by the California Department of Public Health.
 
What is Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
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 is COVID-19 diagnosed?
Health care providers will assess patients, and if COVID-19 is a possible diagnosis, they will do further testing. At this time, the only laboratory testing for COVID-19 is being done at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's laboratory. If a patient is suspected to be infected with novel coronavirus, public health agencies will work with health care providers to ensure CDC testing can be completed.
 
What is the treatment for COVID-19?
Most people with illnesses due to common coronavirus infections recover on their own; there are no specific treatments for coronavirus infections. For patients who are more severely ill, hospitals can provide supportive care. We are continuing to learn more about this novel coronavirus and treatment may change over time. 
 
What can the public do to limit the spread of COVID-19?
The California Department of Public Health recommends the following steps to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:
  • Washing hands with soap and water.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. 
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses. 
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough. 
What do I do if I experience the symptoms above?
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact your primary care physician or local provider.
 

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