JANUARY 22, 2021:
On Thursday, January 21 we received a new policy statement from the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) which puts a continued hold on our efforts to return any additional students to our campuses. This was not the news that we had wanted to be sharing with our community, and for the past week we have been in discussion with local and state officials seeking authorization to continue as of Feb. 1 with the healthy and safe implementation of our phased return of students opting for in-person instruction on campuses.
While FCDPH's policy released Thursday supports the continuation of in-person instruction for those students who were attending on-site classes prior to December 18, they have now established as the criteria to return any additional students at any grade level, a case rate in Fresno County of 25 cases per 100,000 population. Mandates released by California on January 14 allow county health officials to establish criteria such as these that regulate when school districts can continue with the return of additional students to campuses.