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A Message From Monrovia Unified School District

Currently, there are 11 cases diagnosed across the United States, with one confirmed case in Los Angeles County. However, the threat to the general public for contracting coronavirus remains low risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring travelers arriving at LAX from China, and those who show signs of the coronavirus will be isolated at the quarantine station at LAX. They then will be transported to and quarantined at a military base in Riverside County, where they will be monitored and supported.

The CDC is working to ensure compliance with new guidelines, which exclude newly arriving travelers from China in public settings for 14 days from their last exposure – this includes schools.

While attendance is important for our students’ success, their health and safety come first. We advise our parents to not send their children to school if they are sick. This ensures your child is able to get the proper care and rest they need and protects the health and wellness of our students and staff.

To ensure the health of our students and community, Monrovia Unified is closely monitoring students for symptoms that include coughing, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing, and fever.

We ask that our students and community continue with good health hygiene practices that include handwashing frequently for 20 seconds with soap and water, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and covering your mouth with coughing or sneezing.

If you have recently visited China, it is recommended you contact a healthcare provider and receive care if you become ill within 14 days of your return. Healthcare providers can treat the symptoms and minimize the transmission.

For more information, visit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov/wuhan and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus.
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Katherine Thorossian
Superintendent