March 4, 2020

Coronavirus Update 8
Dear San Marino Unified Staff, Students, Families, and Community,

In keeping with our commitment to providing important breaking news on COVID-19, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge today's news related to COVID-19 and Los Angeles County's declaration of a health emergency. Please find the  LA County Department of Public Health's official news release here.  

California, LA County and COVID-19 News Facts
  • This afternoon, California announced a state of emergency following the first COVID-19-related death in Placer County, California, with more information on this development accessible here
  • California is working around the clock to keep our communities safe, healthy, and informed.
  • Most cases of COVID-19 exhibit mild or moderate symptoms, with those particularly vulnerable to developing more serious illness being the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.
  • As of today, six new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in LA County. 
  • These cases are not a result of "community spread," meaning that LA County health officials are able to trace back to where these patients were exposed to COVID-19. Also, none of these cases were linked to the first COVID-19 reported back in January of this year.
  • During its press conference today, LA County advised that its declaration of a local emergency was done to enhance the County's ability to effectively manage a swift response.
San Marino Unified's Continued Commitment
  • We will continue to remain informed and keep our staff, families, and community informed.
  • We are continuing to work daily with our City of San Marino officials, LA County Office of Education, Department of Public Health, as well as other school districts and state and national agencies, as we all work as quickly and thoroughly as possible to support each other's efforts in establishing a clear plan of action should school closures become necessary. 
  • We will continue to take any precautionary measure we are able to in doing our part to help keep COVID-19 at low risk of impacting our community.
What Our Staff, Students, and Families Can Do to Stay Healthy
  • Continue to practice healthy habits . Here are those listed in today's LA County Department of Public Health news release:
  • Stay home if you are sick. Sick people make well people sick.
  • If you have mild symptoms, there may be no need to go to a medical facility to see a doctor.
  • Certain patients, such as the elderly, those that are immune compromised or have underlying health conditions should call their doctor earlier.
  • If you have questions, please call the clinic or your doctor before going in. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call 211 for assistance finding support near you.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Get immunized against the flu to protect yourself and your family, and reduce the potential strain on the healthcare system, which may be impacted by COVID-19 concerns.
  • Stay informed through trusted sources . We will continue to provide updates as we have them. You may also continue to stay informed through these important factual resources:
  • LA County residents can also call 2-1-1

Thank you all so much for continuing to partner with us by engaging in panic-free preparations and precautionary actions as we continue to do all we can to prevent COVID-19 from impacting our San Marino community. 

San Marino Unified School District


為了兌現持續提供關於COVID-19疫情重大新聞的承諾,我們想花一點時間來分享今天有關COVID-19的新聞以及洛杉磯縣宣布的醫療緊急狀態的信息。 請在此處找 洛杉磯縣公共衛生局的官方新聞發布。  

  • 今天下午,在加州普萊瑟縣發生首例與COVID-19相關的死亡病例之後,加州宣佈進入緊急狀態,有關此發展的更多信息,請點擊 此處
  • 加州不間斷地工作,以確保我們的社區安全和健康,以及向民眾告知。
  • 大多數COVID-19病例表現出輕度或中度症狀,尤其是老年人和那些有基礎病況的患者更容易患上更多疾病。
  • 洛杉磯縣已發現6例新的COVID-19病例。
  • 這些病例不是"社區傳播"的結果,這意味著洛杉磯縣的衛生官員能夠追溯到這些患者接觸COVID-19病毒的位置。同樣,這些案例均與今年1月報告的第一批COVID-19病例沒有關聯。
  • 在今天的新聞發布會上,洛杉磯縣宣布當地進入緊急情況,目的是為了增強該縣有效管理和快速反應的能力。
  • 我們將繼續保持獲取最新資訊,並讓我們的員工、學區的各個家庭和社區獲取此類信息。
  • 我們將繼續每天與聖馬力諾市府官員、洛杉磯縣教育辦公室、公共衛生部、其他學區以及州和國家機構合作,讓大家可以快速和全面地協作和為彼此提供支持。共同努力製定一套明確的行動計劃,應對一旦有必要關閉學校的情況。
  • 我們將繼續採取一切預防措施,盡我們最大的努力降低COVID-19病毒對社區帶來的風險。
  • 繼續保持良好的健康習慣。以下是今天的洛杉磯縣公共衛生部門新聞稿中列出的內容:
    • 如果您生病了,請待在家裡。生病的人會使沒病的人生病。
    • 如果症狀較輕,則可能無需去醫療機構看醫生。
    • 某些患者,例如老年人、免疫力低下或具有潛在健康狀況的患者,應及早致電醫生。
    • 如有疑問,請在看醫生之前致電診所或醫生。如果您沒有醫療服務的提供者,請致電211,以尋求附近的醫療支持。
    • 用肥皂和水洗手至少20秒鐘,尤其是去洗手間後和進食前,以及 擦鼻涕、咳嗽或打噴嚏後。
    • 咳嗽或打噴嚏時用紙巾蓋住,然後將紙巾丟進垃圾桶。
    • 接種流感疫苗以保護自己和家人,並減輕COVID-19對醫療保健系統可能帶來的潛在壓力。