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May 27: Weekly COVID-19 Update

The adjusted COVID-19 case rate for Sacramento County fell to 5.7 per 100,000 while the testing positivity rate, adjusted for equity, remained flat at 3.6 percent. This marks the first of two required weeks in meeting lower case rate numbers for the County to move to a lower tier in the state’s risk assessment system. If case rates remain below six per 100,000 next week Sacramento County will officially enter the orange tier.

Sacramento County Adjusted Cases per 100,000 residents for May 27

Update around health guidance and the 2021-2022 school year

According to an update from county health officials, it is expected that spacing limitations within our schools will be removed when state and local health guidance changes on June 15. The face covering requirement at schools is not expected to change on June 15. Face covering guidance from the California Department of Public Health and Sacramento County Public Health may change for the 2021-2022 school year, but that has not yet been determined. 

As shared last week, all San Juan Unified schools will return to a traditional full-time, five days per-week schedule starting Aug. 12. The district will continue to provide a choice in instructional models by offering independent study for grades 9-12 and homeschool for kindergarten through eighth grade. A virtual academy option is being explored, however, state legislators and other officials are still discussing what may or may not be allowed. This could affect the district’s ability to offer a virtual academy option.  

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