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Feb. 18: Weekly COVID-19 Update

Continued progress this week on health metrics as the adjusted case rate for Sacramento County reached 18.7 cases per 100,000 residents on the state dashboard while the testing positivity rate, adjusted for equity, fell to 9.2%

Sacramento County remains in the purple or widespread tier of the state’s risk assessment system. It will enter the red or substantial tier once case rates fall below 7 per 100,000 and the testing positivity rate falls below 8 percent.

Graph showing COVID-19 rate progress through to Feb. 18, 2021

Vaccinations for Educators

Sacramento County officially opened COVID-19 vaccinations to all K-12 educators and employees as of Tuesday afternoon. Doses of the COVID-19 vaccine continue to be in tight supply with limited openings for appointments at area vaccination clinics. 

San Juan Unified is partnering with Dignity Health to offer a targeted community clinic for those over age 65 and K-12 employees this weekend at Del Campo High School. More than 1,500 district employees are expected to receive their first dose of vaccine at this event helping to add another layer of safety as we work to return to in-person learning. Employees receiving their first dose at this weekend’s clinic will return the second weekend in March for their second dose. 

The district is working to finalize details on two additional targeted community clinics for K-12 educators that will provide enough vaccination capacity to reach all employees who wish to be vaccinated. Additional details are being shared with employees as they become available. 

Board Meeting on Tuesday

An update on COVID-19 preparedness and efforts to return to in-person learning is expected to be included in next week’s board meeting. The San Juan Unified Board of Education will hold the meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23 with public session expected to begin at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted on the Zoom platform and interested community members can join there or on the district’s YouTube channel. Visit www.sanjuan.edu/boardmeeting for the latest details.