March 5, 2020
Coronavirus Update 3.5.20
Dear LVJUSD Families,
As coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns continue to increase, we want to keep you updated on our plans for keeping our schools, students and employees safe. Our district staff is working closely with the Alameda County Public Health Department, as well as with the City of Livermore, and we will continue to provide families with weekly updates on Thursdays or more frequently, as needed.
As you may know, there has been one Alameda County resident who has tested positive for the virus. Today, we were notified that Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has taken several precautions following the report of an employee with a presumptive but unconfirmed case of coronavirus – COVID-19. As additional information on this situation develops, we will keep you informed. There are no reports of the virus in our schools.
The Alameda County Public Health Department is the agency that makes determinations regarding coronavirus responses, such as canceling events and closing schools. While we currently are not being advised to close or alter school schedules at this time, we are preparing for the potential impact that this virus may have in our district, and we are planning for steps to limit and slow the spread of virus in our schools.
Precautions are being taken to ensure student and staff safety by all school sites. Additional efforts include heightened custodial cleaning protocols, adjustments to cafeteria salad bars, and teacher-led handwashing and hand sanitizing instruction throughout the school day.
For additional information, please refer to the attached Coronavirus COVID-19 FAQs which can also be found on our website at livermoreschools.org/coronavirus. The website also contains links to the most current information from county, state, and national health agencies.
Kelly Bowers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools