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Updates: Last Updated on September 28, 2020

RedTier 2 Status - Substantial Spread of the Virus
Based upon a 28-day review cycle of scientific data, we are currently in Tier 2 status with a substantial spread of the virus. This rolling 28-day review cycle is currently focused on: (a) movement within the Tier 2 status which has hovered with at a 6.9% adjusted case rate (7.0% moves the county into Tier 1); (b) zip code analysis of infection rates; and (c) the ongoing assessment of county health officials who had ranked our region as Tier 2 for the substantial spread of the virus.

Our Commitment:

Urban Discovery Schools takes a cautious approach to in-person instructional offerings. This approach will be based upon:
  1. the leadership provided through the Governor's office, and state and local health agencies;
  2. local university partners and their medical research and advice on safety considerations during the pandemic;
  3. an understanding that we are an inner-city school system in a densely populated area with those areas having a higher propensity to spread the virus;
  4. that our learning community is comprised of members that are of multi-generational households, are themselves at higher risk, or care for others that are of higher risk;
  5. that our faculty and staff members are members of our learning community and must not be placed at risk as this undermines our ability to serve our broader learning community; and
  6. that we serve a diverse population that includes members that are essential workers that ensure that base service requirements for the maintenance and dignity of human life are provided for on a day-to-day basis.
We believe that these are prerequisite requirements and considerations for successful in-person learning to occur. Therefore, we have established a 28-day review cycle of these conditions before considering the reopening of schools so that we have a broad base of timeline dependent medical and health data to make decisions in consideration of opening of schools.
Senate Bill 98 (SB 98) established the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (Learning Continuity Plan, LCP), which is intended to (1) require a written report and envisioned an off-cycle Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) due December 15th, and (2) the ongoing need for local educational agencies (LEAs) to formally plan for the 2020–21 school year in the midst of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan is intended to memorialize the planning process that is already underway for the 2020–21 school year. You can review the UDS LCP by clicking here. 
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Current Understanding of Virus

  • Symptoms most commonly include: fever with cough or shortness of breath; Some people have fewer or no symptoms at all. Headache, sore throat, and runny nose also occur with this virus.
  • Spread is most likely from droplets (cough and sneezing).
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers this a serious public health threat, but with health risk from this virus to be low at this time.
  • It is not yet known whether people carrying the virus, but have no symptoms, can spread the virus to others.
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days, or as long as 14 days, after exposure.
  • Most people with this infection will recover on their own. There is no specific treatment for novel coronavirus infection yet.

  • For patients who are more severely ill, hospitals can provide supportive care.

Conocimiento actual del Virus

  • Los síntomas más comunes incluyen: fiebre con tos o dificultad respiratoria; Algunas personas tienen menos síntomas o ninguna síntoma. Dolores de cabeza, garganta irritada, y secreción nasal también se dan con este virus. 
  • La propagación es más probable a través de las gotitas que se expulsan al toser y estornudar. 
  • Los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) consideran el virus un grave riesgo para la salud pública, pero que el riesgo a la salud en este momento es bajo. 
  • Aún no se sabe si personas portadoras del virus pero sin síntomas pueden transmitir el virus a otras personas. 
  • Los síntomas del 2019-nCoV pueden manifestarse tan pronto como a los dos días, o tan tarde como a los 14 días de estar expuesto al virus. 
  • La mayoría de las personas con esta infección se recuperarán sin necesidad de tratamiento. Aún no existe ningún tratamiento específico para el nuevo coronavirus. 
  • Para los pacientes más enfermos, los hospitales puede brindar cuidados médicos