ELK GROVE, Calif. – March 9, 2020 – Today, the Sacramento County Public Health Department issued a shift in criteria from containment strategy to mitigation strategy regarding COVID-19. The mitigation strategy assumes that COVID-19 is already spreading throughout the state.
As Sacramento County Public Health noted in their announcement today, currently, laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sacramento County stand at 10 people with one recovered, including an elementary school-aged student in Elk Grove, whose test came back positive today.
With respect to the Elk Grove Unified School District, the student that was identified by Sacramento County Public Health attends Maeola R. Beitzel Elementary School in the District. Sacramento County Public Health has issued guidance for all parents, which includes Maeola R. Beitzel Elementary School Parents. This information can be found on the Sacramento County Public Health Department’s website.
The Sacramento County Public Health Department and Sacramento County Office of Education will be collaborating with the 13 District superintendents to develop recommendations to implement the new state and county mitigation guidelines within the next 48 hours.
We understand there are many concerns around COVID-19 and want to ensure families that we are working closely with Sacramento County Public Health for updates and guidance. For the latest information on COVID-19, families are encouraged to visit our EGUSD website, the SCPH webpage dedicated to COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus), and the CDC homepage.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day to Prepare College, Career and Life Ready Graduates.
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