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Coronavirus: SRVUSD schools stay open, but new restrictions like no spectators at sports games

Original post made on Mar 12, 2020

The SRVUSD has announced that all events scheduled to take place at district facilities outside of the school day through March 21 have been postponed, a decision made in response to concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 3:09 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by Mukesh Advani
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 12, 2020 at 7:15 am

I believe it to be highly irresponsible to keep the schools open during this crisis. Everything can wait for a couple of weeks. Do we need to reach certain magic number of diagnosed cases or deaths before that will happen? It is nothing but certainty that we will get to that number soon so why wait for that to happen and do it now? The problem with this country is that no one has the guts to make touch decisions beginning with the current occupant of the people's house and down from there to local county, city and school district level.

Posted by Aaron
a resident of Alamo
on Mar 12, 2020 at 8:19 am

I believe it is highly irresponsible to demand school closures prematurely. They are taking proper safety precautions and school is safer than most other public places. Are you going to lock up your kids and yourself for months and not ever enter public places? Closing schools at this point would do more much more harm than good. Parents need to calm down and listen to public health professionals. If you are so worried, keep your own kids home and stop demanding it for everyone else.

Posted by Danville Mom
a resident of Danville
on Mar 12, 2020 at 9:20 am

I think it would be prudent to shut down schools. Realizing that for many working parents, this is a great inconvenience BUT when and if a case is diagnosed within the schools, it's already too late since it most likely has already spread but just not yet detected.
Calling off sporting events and mass gatherings but continuing to hold class is irresponsible. Many kids may not take things seriously or have a lack of understanding and if adults have to be told to sneeze into their elbows and wash their hands....

Let's be smart. I am not in favor of a frenzy but let's be calmly proacruve.

Posted by LBK
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 12, 2020 at 9:30 am

It is very important at this time to close our schools for at least 2 weeks . Due to the circumstances and see what is going on . There are those who will send kids to school sick because they work that’s unreal and happens daily!! Guess what happens Next other kids get sick ! So to minimize the spread of anything for right now it’s best if we close down the schools before it’s to late! We need to ahead of the curve ! Its the right thing to do ! All kids are important and all must be taken care of! As leaders of the school districts and health departments you must do what’s right! Close the schools down ! Don’t be complacent!

Posted by Bob in Danvillie
a resident of Danville
on Mar 12, 2020 at 10:19 am

How about waiting until there is a case in one of the schools.
Then decide if the school should be closed or disinfected.

Posted by Concerned Parents
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 12, 2020 at 10:30 am

If you read the other articles there are several comments that are helpful and create awareness.

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Multiple people have voiced their opinion to the school and district. Our county has the most community spread infections which means it's spreading. Alameda County and Santa Clara county have confirmed cases of firefighters with COVID-19 and Kaiser RN's have protested that there is not enough protective measures being taken to protect them. Citizen have the RIGHT to be concerned when it comes to healthcare workers, especially, ones working in Santa Clara County. We should be mitigating the spread. Children do not proactively wash their hands and constantly touch their faces, we cannot prevent this but we can proactively protect them. It's unfair for us to keep our kids home because we have high risk parents at the school that can potential expose COVID-19 to their children. Children with parents that have elevated risk should stay home , or to be fair, and NOT have those children feel left out , we should shut down the school. [removed]
Please sign the petition at that was created by a concerned parent
Web Link
These are things we can do proactively.
Call the schools.
Call the local Bay Area news.
Call contra Costa health department.
Call Kaiser in Santa Clara , they will verify there has been exposures to employees. They will not release names but fact remains RN's have been exposed.
Call Santa Clara Fire Departments, they will verify there has been exposure to employees. Fact remains firefighters have been exposed and there are confirmed cases for local Bay Area firefighters.
Urge parents with elevated exposure jobs to keep their kids at home to mitigate spread. This is reasonable.
There is no speculation or rumors about where these parents work, this is factual information. Unfortunately, they work in a county that has the highest cases of COVID-19 in the area.
We don't have test available unless ordered by a doctor , and by the time there is confirmation it will be too late.
COVID-19 is 10x more lethal than flu.
The complete clinical picture with regard to COVID-19 is not fully known.
There is NO cure.

Posted by hamilton
a resident of Danville
on Mar 12, 2020 at 10:37 am

Closing the schools may sound drastic, but if you consider how quickly this virus is spreading, it might be a good idea. If we wait until there is a case of it, think of the number of people who have already had contact with that one student and his/her family. Perhaps the school year could be extended or online classes could work.

Posted by Neil Armstrong Parents
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 12, 2020 at 11:08 am

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Posted by Concerned for OUR children's
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 12, 2020 at 5:33 pm

WHYYY are we waiting for 1 child to be infected when all other school districts are closing their school?!?! They didn't have to wait for a kid to be infected either, they are doing what is right and thats to keep our children SAFE!!! SRVSD are only thinking about money.
If these teachers can demand and strike for their rights, why cant we strike and demand to keep our children safe?????
Shut SRVSD school down NOW!!!! Have you not heard? It will get worse and most businesses are already making staffs work from home. Let us watch our kids while we can! Shut it down!!!!
1 kid = a dozen more infected!

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