Email and text messages will still be sent from the Principals at impacted sites to students and families directly impacted, and school personnel, directly impacted by the positive case at a site, will receive a Catapult message. Districtwide, every one of us will now have access to the MJUSD COVID-19 Dashboard so any one of us can determine how many positive cases occurred each day.
Questions can be sent to Program Services Director, Jessica Guth, at email@example.com or at 749-6171.
Updated Plans (CSP)
Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan
Marysville Joint Unified School District’s (MJUSD) updated Covid-19 Safety Plan (CSP). The CSP consists of the updated MJUSD Covid-19 Prevention Plan (CPP) (based on Cal/OSHA guidance) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 2021-22 CDPH COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools.
Public health guidance has served as our compass, throughout our collective COVID-19 journey, as, together, we have navigated our way toward providing students full-time in-person instruction in a safe and healthy environment. The District is following the updated guidance as it is presented and being proactive in preparing for the possibility of a local surge caused by possible COVID-19 variants, including the Delta variant.
As we prepare for the new school year, all health and safety measures will be available for staff, per the CDPH guidance. The six principles upon which we will focus our collective energies will be on: 1) vaccinations; 2) universal mask wearing; 3) more targeted quarantine practices; 4) COVID-19 screening testing; 5) adequate ventilation; and 6) healthy hand hygiene. In preparation, MJUSD is making sure that ample PPE is available, and we are increasing the number of available Plexiglas barriers, hand washing supplies, and infrastructure (including installation in every classroom this summer of bi-polar ionization units, which help clean indoor air by producing ions, which render certain viruses, including COVID-19, inactive).
Vaccinations are not required but everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated. COVID-19 testing is not required for staff but will be available to all staff throughout the school year. Please be assured protocols are in place and the district is prepared for either a loosening or tightening of the guidance and restrictions. Everyone will be kept up to date as any of these changes occur.
Thank you for all you are doing to help provide full in-person instruction to all students in a healthy and safe learning environment.
I encourage everyone -no matter one’s role in the District- to read the 7-page guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on August 2nd. Here is the link: K-12 Guidance 2021-22 School Year (ca.gov). (Takes about 15 minutes to read.)
This guidance serves as the District’s blueprint and compass for providing full-time in-person instruction to all students in a healthy and safe environment. By reading this document, it is easier to figure out and see why practices are being put in place.
The foundational principle of the guidance is that all students must have access to safe and full in-person instruction and to as much instructional time as possible (p.1). Toward this purpose the guidance emphasizes the following: vaccinations; universal masking; modified quarantine practices, and access to a robust COVID-19 testing program (as an additional safety layer).
COVID-19 Vaccinations are not required but are stronglyrecommended for all eligible people in California, including teachers, staff, students, and adults sharing homes with these members of the K-12 communities (p. 2). Attached (in English and in Spanish) are flyers for school vaccine “Catch Up” clinics offered at four MJUSD school sites on different dates. These clinics provide an opportunity for students to get their required school immunizations (i.e. MMR, Hepatitis B, TDAP, etc.) and, if they choose, their COVID-19 immunization. These clinics are a joint effort between Optum Serve and the Yuba County Health and Human Services and MJUSD Program Services departments.
Universal Masking means all students and adults wear a mask when students and adults share indoor spaces (p.3).According to the guidance, masks best promote both safety and in-person learning by reducing the need for physical distancing (p. 2).
More Targeted Quarantine (for students). Universal masking makes it possible for students who are identified as direct contactsto have their quarantine period reduced under certain conditions in K-12 settings (p. 4-5). This will permit students to attend school as much as possible under the guidance, as long as safety protocols are followed.
Access to COVID-19 Testing:
will be offered weekly to all symptomatic MJUSD students and employees (PCR tests).
will be offered to all asymptomatic students and staff who request to be tested (PCR) once a week.
for modified/reduced quarantines, antigen tests will be provided for students for testing twice a week in order to attend school while under modified quarantine, provided written parent consent is provided to the school.
will be administered weekly to unvaccinated athletes in “high contact” sports, such as football, and “indoor” sports, such as volleyball. (This will ultimately be verified when anticipated CDPH guidance on athletics is made available).
Testing is available every Monday and Wednesday at Lindhurst High School and Mondays at Marysville High School.
Testing (take home) kits are available at any school site.
Optum Serve provides COVID-19 testing every Tuesday and Thursday at St. John’s Episcopal Church located at 800 D. Street in Marysville.
As a result, and in consult with local public health officials, MJUSD’s focus will be on the following four areas to prevent the spread of COVID-19: We are encouraging people to get vaccinated; enforcing mask wearing; contact tracing; modifying student quarantines (when applicable); and providing access to testing.
In addition to these four emphasized areas, the guidance reinforces the importance of proper ventilation (p. 3) and healthy hand hygiene (p. 3).
Food service recommendations are on page 6.
Thank you for taking the time to read the guidance and this email amid all your preparation for the start of school.
Thank you for all you are doing to help provide full-time in-person instruction to all students in a healthy and safe learning environment.
Phone registration (only for those without Internet access): (888) 634-1123
Walk-ins are welcome between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Before arriving, please complete the online pre registration.
If the person being tested has insurance, the insurance company will be billed. For uninsured individuals, the testing costs will be covered by the state.
St. John's Episcopal Church
800 D Street, Marysville
Each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Parking lot of 832 Gray Ave., Yuba City, CA 95991 Testing offered Tuesday through Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm *appointments are highly recommended; walk-ins will be accepted when possible
Peach Tree Health
Peach Tree Clinic-Linda
5730 Packard Ave, Suite 500, Marysville, CA 95901
Testing Hours: 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. by appointment only.
*Temporarily for Peach Patients Only. Patients need to pull up on the east side of the building for now (side entrance for Pediatrics). When patients arrive, please stay in your car and call 749-3242. A provider will be out shortly.