Sacramento County’s COVID-19 numbers continued to remain above those in other areas of the state with only minor improvement this week. The adjusted case rate fell from 7.5 to 7.3 cases per 100,000 residents while the testing positivity rate, adjusted for equity, reached 3.8 percent.
Face covering requirements remain in place
On Thursday, May 13, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated their recommendations regarding the use of face coverings for vaccinated individuals.
State and local health requirements, which San Juan Unified and other school systems are required to follow, have not yet been adjusted to match these new CDC recommendations. Because state and local requirements remain in place and because most individuals on a school campus are not vaccinated, the district’s face covering policy remains in effect and all individuals must wear a mask when on school grounds or in a school building.
The Pfizer vaccine received the final necessary approvals in order to be offered to those age 12 and older, opening vaccinations to a large number of students.
To assist students who would like to be vaccinated, San Juan Unified is partnering with Rite Aid to hold a vaccination clinic next Wednesday, May 19 at Encina Preparatory High School, 1400 Bell Street from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are required and can be made by visiting https://www.sanjuan.edu/may19vaccine.
The event is open to anyone age 12 and older including students and adults. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.