Virus Mitigation Planning for 2021-2022 academic year
Jesuit High School Sacramento is still in the process of determining the details of our virus mitigation planning. Partial California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines for schools were recently released and schools are still awaiting more details and further clarification. As we have come to experience, both the guidelines and the state of the pandemic in our area are subject to change.
MASKING - Jesuit is not in a position to make final determinations of the impact of the guidelines on the classroom setting at this time. Jesuit’s Health and Safety Committee, which now includes many members of the Safe Return Task Force, will be developing Jesuit’s implementation of guidelines as soon as possible. At this time, following CDC and CDPH recommendations, masks are to be worn when indoors but are optional when outdoors.
COVID VACCINE - One recurring question that we are being asked is whether or not Jesuit will be requiring students to show proof of a COVID 19 vaccination. While we follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and CDPH recommendations to encourage vaccines for students, they will not be a mandatory requirement for our Jesuit student body.
It might be helpful to note that a preliminary review of updated CDPH guidelines articulates different protocols for vaccinated people and unvaccinated people. For example, it is more than likely that unvaccinated students will need to quarantine following a positive exposure while vaccinated students will not. Different rules for masking have also been present in certain guidelines depending on vaccination status. Jesuit sincerely respects that families have the freedom to make this choice and we feel it is important that we are honest and transparent regarding the implications of that choice as it pertains to a return to school. If you wish to learn more or find a COVID vaccine location near you please visit https://myturn.ca.gov/
Our goal is to finalize and communicate the details of our Health and Safety plan and virus mitigation efforts this week of August 2.