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From Our CEO/Superintendent
As we conclude the Fall semester and prepare for a well-deserved winter break in which gatherings and travel will occur, I write with reminders about ways to keep yourself and others safer, particularly as COVID-19, RSV, and flu infections are rising. At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (“CDC”) COVID-19 community level for Los Angeles county remains at high, and the CDC’s Influenza Surveillance Report shows a very high rate of respiratory illness in California and other parts of the country. Given the advent of colder weather, a rise in respiratory infections, and more time spent traveling and gathering, it is important to keep in mind steps you can take to reduce your risk of becoming ill or infecting others.
The purpose of this email is to provide the GHC community with additional updates to our COVID-19 safety protocols, including changes to the COVID-19 testing program and information about the new, bivalent COVID-19 vaccine and the seasonal flu shot. Effective this week, GHC will shift to using responsive or on-demand rapid antigen testing to identify COVID-19 infections in the GHC community and will no longer conduct weekly PCR testing of all students and staff.
In response to the declining COVID-19 case rates both in the community and on GHC campuses and following the recommendation of LACDPH and UCLA medical staff, beginning, Monday, September 19, indoor face masking will be strongly encouraged but no longer required on GHC campuses for students, staff, and visitors. See LACDPH Mask Wearing Rules and Recommendations for details. In certain circumstances, such as following the early release from isolation or quarantine, crowded indoor events, or if case numbers increase on campus or in the community, indoor face masking may still be required.
With the Thursday, August 11 start date for our grades TK-12 students almost upon us, I am writing to share important health and safety information, including updates to the GHC COVID-19 Safety Plan, the School’s visitor and spectator policy, and the School’s COVID-19 safety protocols for the opening of the school year and the foreseeable future.
At Granada Hills Charter (“GHC”), one of our highest priorities is to provide the safest learning environment possible for all of our grades TK-12 students. Our Board of Directors continues to monitor the trajectory of the pandemic and the latest public health information, and it will act responsively and responsibly in implementing health and safety policies and protocols. At this time, and heading into the 2022-2023 school year, there are no changes to our COVID-19 vaccination policy.