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State’s regional stay at home order extended

In a statement issued by the California Department of Public Health, the State has extended its Regional Stay at Home Order, which was originally set to expire on January 8, due to the region’s ICU bed capacity remaining below 15%. All current restrictions will remain in place until the Bay Area’s four-week ICU projection shows a capacity of greater than or equal to 15%. The state will assess the region’s ICU projections in the coming days and announce a formal decision on whether Bay Area meets criteria to exit the order.

California State PTA COVID-19 Resources: https://www.pta.org/home/family-resources/coronavirus-information

Free COVID-19 Testing in Palo Alto

https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/services/public_safety/plans_and_information/coronavirus/testing.asp

Mandatory Directive on Travel & Quarantine

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/travel-directive.aspx

Travel Is discouraged, especially for non-essential purposes. Travel for leisure or for non-essential business is strongly discouraged and should be postponed until after the current surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations subsides.

Travel involves mixing between regions and households, and because so many areas of the State and United States are also currently experiencing significant surges in COVID-19 cases, travel is discouraged and should be minimized.

Mandatory Quarantine after Long-Distance Travel into Santa Clara County

All persons traveling into Santa Clara County, whether by air, car, train, or any other means, directly or indirectly from a point of origin greater than 150 miles from the County’s borders must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. 

More Family Resources here: Health Wellness Updates /Resources 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Stress and Coping
  • Grief and Loss
  • Helping Children Cope (link broken, sorry)
  • Support for Teens and Young Adults

Literacy Webinar

Literacy and the Science of Reading Webinar – Wed. Oct 28, 5pm – 6:30pm

Ever wondered how kids learn to read, write and spell? Want to better support your child during distance learning? If you are the parent or teacher of an elementary or middle school student who struggles to read or write, whether they are dyslexic or not, please join us for a session with two Stanford professors to hear: How does the reading brain work from a neuroscience perspective, and how do we apply what neuroscience has discovered to develop strong readers & writers? Organized by the Palo Alto CAC and PTA Council.  Join Webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89863864534

Meeting ID: 898 6386 4534   Passcode: 330632 or Dial by your phone +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)  More info at https://cacpaloalto.org/event/literacy-science-reading/  

Board Candidate Forums

Sat. Oct. 17th, 3pm – 5pm. School Board Candidate Forum on Educational Equity & Access: the Achievement Gap and Special Education 

Join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85142925155

Passcode: 510864  Or Dial by Telephone: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 408 638 0968 

Webinar ID: 851 4292 5155 Passcode: 510864

Questions contact paloaltocac@gmail.com or council@paloaltopta.org

Sponsored by PTA Council (PTAC), Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), the Latino Parent Network (LPN), and Parent Advocates for Student Success (PASS).