We are in some difficult times as we prepare for what may be a wave of new infections upon our Larger Los Angele County community of the COVID-19 virus (There are no known infections in the Whittier area presently LINK). But by being smart and working together we will get through these difficult times. This Monday all of us should have been informed of our new modified schedules as we prepare, and the District truly appreciates our member’s flexibility in these unprecedented times.
Per both Superintendent Plourde’s Directions and the CDC Health Official guidelines LINK, we are asking our members who are over 65 years old, or those who have underlying health conditions, to stay at home during the School dismissal. Members evenly mildly sick, you are instructed to stay home and contact your health care professional for further instructions, but to not report back to work until you have had no symptoms of any kind for at least 24 hours.
If you are unsure whether you have an underlying health condition, please contact your medical doctor and seek his advice. If it is determined that you are in a high risk category, please notify your supervisor and stay at home during the school dismissal.
In closing, I want to personally thank each of our members for pulling together and remembering our very special mission – our students. Each one of us will be remembered for minimizing the disruption to their learning environment.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me,
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