Effective December 6, the most recent supplemental order prohibits private gatherings of any size, closes non-essential sector operations, and requires 100% masking and physical distancing. At this time, schools that have been granted the privilege to operate under this Order-which in Pacifica's case, we have- have been allowed to continue operating under these various opening waivers.
Here are some frequently asked questions:
What is the Revised Targeted Temporary Safer at Home Order?
Safer at Home is a set of directives that help slow the spread of COVID-19.
When is it in effect?
It was put in effect Dec 6th at 11.59pm and will remain in place until at least Dec 27th.
What triggered the Order?
A rise in ICU admissions triggered the Order. The adult ICU capacity is below 15% in Southern California. There was a rise in hospitalizations of 140% between November 13th and December 6th. The number of new cases and hospitalizations is expected to continue to increase through mid-December.
What is the intent of the Order?
The intent is to ensure that residents remain at home except as necessary for essential activities and to limit contact with others in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
What individual or household activities are allowed under the Order?
Please see a list of Permitted activities on page 9 of the Revised Safer at Home Order.
Can we carpool with others when going to school?
Not according to the order. While students are in stable pods, parents or siblings are not members of stable pods. Please consider this a temporary risk aversion procedure.
Can we and our children participate in activities outside of school that are deemed safe by the organizer?
Again, not according to the order. At this point we are asking families to prioritize our School and not attend activities with others outside of school. If you choose to do so, follow quarantine guidelines (14 days quarantine) before resuming in-person activities at School.
What about a Return to School?
As soon as legally possible. Once Los Angeles county meets the governor's criteria for re-opening, Pacifica will offer families three choices for return:
- Full-time on-campus learning
- Hybrid learning = half-time on campus and half-time at home
- Full-time distance learning (a livestream option will be available for students to view and hear the classroom)
We anticipate a turnaround time of three business days to move from our distance learning plan to these in-person options.