Updated November 27, 2022
Now that cold and flu season is upon us, it's important to be mindful of healthy behaviors given the threat of COVID-19 and other viruses commonly circulating when the days get shorter and people spend more time indoors. Plus, it's the holiday season and that always brings people together.
While the number of students reporting a positive COVID-19 test has doubled in the last month, the numbers are still relatively low in our schools. Riverside County's Community Level, as measured by the CDC, also remains in the Low category. Nonetheless, according to public health officials, shifting into winter will give rise to a COVID-19 transmission boost.
To protect our students, staff, and all of our Alvord families, we distributed two free home-testing antigen rapid test kits to all students and staff prior to the Thanksgiving recess. Students should test before returning to school on November 28. We will also distribute two tests prior to winter recess. Students should test before returning to school on Tuesday, January 3.
For more information on our Slow the Spread campaign, read my weekly message here.
On behalf of the Board of Education and the entire Alvord USD family, we consider ourselves privileged to serve our students, their families, and our community.
Please direct your concerns and questions to me via email here or call 951-509-5000.
Stay healthy. Be well.