Group/community events canceled for March at Smith

At our PTA meeting this morning we were advised to cancel/postpone all group events scheduled for March.  As we get more information, we will update you. This is a very fluid and quickly-changing situation. Stay tuned for more information.

School District Update:

“Our main priority is the safety of our students, staff, and community. As a district we have been on weekly calls with OC HCA, OCDE, and the OC Emergency Management Operational Area to stay informed on the current guidance on the novel coronavirus or COVID19.

Last night (3/11), Governor Newsom announced that California public health officials issued an updated policy on gatherings to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19. The state’s public health experts have determined that gatherings should be postponed or canceled across the state until at least the end of March.

As a result of this announcement and with an abundance of caution events occurring across the district today have been cancelled including but not limited to: Community Connections Meeting at Peterson ES, the Grand Opening of the Dwyer Gym, and Roots of Rock concert.

HBCSD will continue to follow the guidance from the CA Department of Public Health, the OC Health Care Agency and the Orange County Department of Education as it relates to school operations. All schools are still in session and will operate normally while practicing continued prevention strategies that include: handwashing, covering of sneezes/coughs, and avoiding touching your face and mouth. The district will provide additional information to the community shortly.”

 

California Public Health Experts: Mass Gatherings Should be Postponed or Canceled Statewide to Slow the Spread of COVID-19:

https://4.files.edl.io/9181/03/12/20/155807-903a7a9d-b858-4f48-bc42-134220319bfa.pdf