RiTechA has been closely monitoring the outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). We at RiTechA are continuing to carefully monitor the information provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health, and the San Joaquin County Public Health Services regarding the spread of COVID-19. As a school, we have developed a COVID-19 Response Plan in alignment with the California Dept of Public Health School Guidance on Coronavirus.

This page will server as a source of updates and information about COVID-19. Also, please check the COVID-19 FAQ page often for continued updates.

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Some measures we have taken in the recent weeks include:

  • All staff and students are encouraged to wash hands frequently with visual reminders and class lessons/demos
  • Respiratory etiquette posters in restrooms and common areas
  • We have ensured that tissue, soap and towels and/or hand sanitizer are in all classrooms and restrooms
  • Each classroom has a hands-free trash can
  • We have encouraged that students and staff limit hand shaking, high fives, and hugging
  • We have increased our cleaning procedures
  • New protocols for students who are symptomatic

We are also following these guidelines:

  • Students and staff to stay home when sick. Remain at home until fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines. Seek immediate medical care if symptoms become more severe, e.g., high fever or difficulty breathing.
  • Exclude students, teachers, or staff who have a travel history over the course of the last 14 days to an area identified by the CDC as Level 3 Travel Health Notice (see Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation by the CDC). Additionally, exclude those who have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 from school for 14 days from the day of their last exposure.

As we continue to monitor and adjust, we ask families to:

  • Download our school app
  • Watch for emails and website updates
  • Notify the school office of any changes to contact information
  • Become familiar with classroom Haiku page should digital assignments become necessary

It has been recommended that we encourage the flu vaccine for those over 6 months of age who have not had it this season.