With week after week and month after month of COVID-19, it’s been hard to get excited about a light at the end of the tunnel, especially when our experience has often presented just another tunnel rather than the much sought after light. But, from my read of the data this week, we might be seeing the glimmer of actual light at the end of the Omicron-fueled surge of COVID-19.
After a bumpy couple of weeks for San Mateo County schools, I would like to say we are beginning to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, but we’re definitely not quite there just yet. Cases of COVID-19 in schools and childcare settings remain high, continuing to strain our resources and our resilience. Click on the title link to read the full message.
The past two weeks, we have sent many communications with health and safety guidance, which we will continue. Today, however, I am writing with a different message. Since we returned from winter break, our common foe, Omicron, has tried to bring us down. As a community: families, staff, students, and partners – we have been following health and safety guidance to protect all of us from the virus. Click on the title link to read the full update.
Click on the link above to read the most recent Superintendent Update. Highlights Include: COVID Dashboard Update, Update Guidance for Isolation for Students, Modified Quarantine, Vaccinations, Boosters & Testing.
Happy New Year! I know it’s going to be a great one, but Omicron – oh my goodness! What a way to start 2022! I am going to use this week’s letter to focus on some of the recent events impacting schools during this current surge of COVID-19 in our county.