Superintendent Reopening Update # 11- OC Returns to Purple Tier

Nov. 16, 2020

Dear Los Alamitos Unified School District Families,

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy as we approach Thanksgiving.

As you may have heard, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Orange County has been placed back on the Purple Tier (most restrictive tier) because of an increase in COVID-19 transmission. The California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy outlines a four-tiered, color-coded system to show the status of COVID-19 infections and restrictions in a county.

Even though the Purple Tier designation imposes restrictions on businesses and various social activities, it does not affect our instructional program in the District. According to California Department of Public Health guidelines, schools such as ours that have already resumed in-person instruction can remain open with necessary precautions already in place. It is important to keep in mind that this guidance could be subject to change based on any future state directives. We will, of course, promptly communicate any changes.

We are confident in the stringent health and safety procedures our teachers and staff have worked hard to implement at all nine of our campuses. We also greatly appreciate your efforts to screen your students for symptoms of COVID-19 at home each day before arriving at school. This shared responsibility is critical to our ability to keep our schools open for in-person hybrid learning.

Here are some steps you can take to slow the spread of COVID-19:

●     Wear a mask whenever you leave your home.

●     Avoid gatherings and maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from anyone not in your household.

●     Get tested for COVID, especially if you are feeling sick.

●     Wash your hands often. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

●     Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

Thank you for your continued support and remember that we are all Better Together!

Sincerely,

Dr. Andrew Pulver, Superintendent