BECKMAN HIGH SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
November 16, 2020
Dear TUSD Families:
I hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy as we approach Fall Recess next week.
On Monday, November 16, California Governor Gavin Newsom presented new data regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with dozens of other counties, Governor Newsom placed Orange County back into the state’s most restrictive “Purple Tier” due to an increase in the local widespread transmission of COVID-19. This is according to California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy which outlines a four-tiered, color-coded system to show the status of COVID-19 infections based on three metrics — the rate of new cases per 100,000 residents, the testing positivity percentage, and a health equality metric.
Now that Orange County is back in the Purple Tier, what does that mean for our Tustin Unified School District schools? Per state guidelines, schools that have already resumed in-person hybrid instruction can remain open, continuing to provide the necessary safety precautions.
As such, under current state guidance, our TUSD campuses will remain open for hybrid instruction with a continued commitment to reducing the transmission and other adverse effects related to COVID-19.
The California Department of Public Health has issued a travel advisory recommending a self-quarantine for 14 days when traveling outside of California or entering our state. They are also recommending limited gatherings to no more than 10 people. At this time, this guidance is only a recommendation. TUSD encourages our community to continue to self-monitor for symptoms and remain at home if warranted. For more information, please go to the OC Public Health Department website.
Lastly, the District continues to appreciate our families’ efforts to screen their students for symptoms of COVID-19 at home each day before arriving on campus. This shared responsibility is critical to our ability to keep our schools open for in-person hybrid learning.
Gregory A. Franklin, Ed.D.
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