Schools See a Significant Drop in COVID After Week-long Break from Classes

Taking off for an additional three days after the scheduled MartinLuther King, Jr. Day holiday gave CCUSD a week to ‘reset’ and study the information about contagion and caution in regard to COVID. After a rapidly escalating case rate during the first two weeks of January, the COVID-19 case rate has decreased significantly since CCUSD returned to campus, as has the student absentee rate. The school board meeting of January 25, 2022, saw a presentation on the data by Superintendent Quoc Tran that went into depth on how the virus has impacted the district. 

Tracking the number of cases from August 2020 to January of 2022, a total of 139 district staff (teachers and employees) have had COVID, in addition to 933 students. As of Jan. 24, 97.9% of all students between the ages of 12 and 18 were fully vaccinated, and 70.7% of all students between the ages of 5 and 11. Of the staff, 96.1% were fully vaccinated. Throughout the pandemic, there were confirmed cases of COVID at all schools in the district, with the highest number of cases at the high school; considering this is the school with the greatest population of both staff and students, this was expected. 

As of Jan. 25, new cases being reported had decreased by 51%, and the return to live classes went without incident. 

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Judith Martin-Straw

The Actors' Gang

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