Dear Benicia Unified Parents and Guardians,
School districts across the United States have been notified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to urge our sites to prepare for possible 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks. Benicia Unified School District has been actively working within the CDC guidelines and Solano County Public Health to ensure student and staff safety.
Last night, the CDC confirmed the first case of Novel Coronavirus in Solano County. Solano Public Health is working with local, state and federal partners to identify, notify and monitor individuals who may have been exposed to the virus. The Health Department is reporting the risk to the Solano County residents and the general public is low at this time. While the virus may be concerning, we encourage our school community to remain calm.
BUSD can assure you that our staff is doing everything in their power to keep school sites clean and disinfected for all students. It is our standard protocol to wipe down all surfaces every day with disinfectants; however, we have increased the frequency of these measures.
Per CDC protocols, we are encouraging all students and staff to frequently wash their hands, cover their nose and mouth when sneezing and coughing, and encouraging staff and students to stay home if they are sick.
We understand the Novel Coronavirus is a concern for many of our parents and students. We ask that you keep in mind that this is a virus and it is not specific to any single race or ethnicity. Please speak with your children about cultural sensitivity during this challenging time.
We will continue to provide further updates from the CDC and Solano Public Health.
Benicia Unified School District
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention<https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html>
Solano County Updates