July 13, 2022

Greetings Employees:

Thank you for your cooperation and support throughout the indoor mask mandate, which was reinstated on June 15. Unfortunately, positive COVID case rates are on the rise amongst employees in the District. Data indicate that we will continue to witness an upward trajectory of positive cases and hospitalizations in Orange County in the coming weeks with current seven-day test positivity rates at 32.1 percent as of July 12, 2022.

Your wellness and safety remain a priority and given the current environment, the indoor mask requirement set to expire on July 15 has been extended through Monday, July 25. At that time, the Board of Trustees will have an opportunity to discuss the indoor mask mandate during the regularly scheduled Board meeting and determine whether to extend the mandate beyond July 25.

Please remember to refer to the Return to Work Guidelines for COVID related questions. Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate through the pervasiveness of the pandemic. Be well.

Sincerely,

Kathleen F. Burke, Ed.D. Chancellor