Important Updates from TTUSD

November 19, 2020

In this Edition

  • Please put safety first!
  • Travel advisory for all California residents
  • Governor announces changes to the state’s “tier” system of restrictions
  • Celebrating Thanksgiving - Guidance from the CDC
  • Free school meals update & what to know when it snows

Please put safety first!

Stay Safe to Stay in School

No matter how extensive our safety measures are, we can’t do this without you:

Please put safety first!

  • Your actions and your family's actions impact everyone.

  • What you do when you’re off-campus, affects the health and safety of those on campus.

  • Don’t let your guard down, always have safety at the forefront of all your activities

  • Do your part to keep the transmission of COVID low.

  • Shrink your social bubble.

  • Mask up!

  • Avoid large gatherings! The holidays are coming up, and while it may be difficult, this isn’t the year to celebrate in large groups. Stay safe and keep others safe and keep family gatherings small!

  • Wash your hands often throughout the day!

Lastly, always please stay home if you are sick. Please keep students home if they are sick and communicate with our schools if symptoms are present.

We want to keep our TTUSD community safe and ask all to follow our health and safety protocols on and off-campus. Let’s each do our part and get our county back in the red (or orange!) tier!

Travel advisory for all California residents

Travel Advisory for All California Residents

On Friday, November 13, Governor Newsom issued a travel advisory for those traveling in and out of California and the country.

Based on this travel advisory and the rising number of COVID-19 cases throughout the state and country, we are encouraging staff and families to not travel outside of the state or country unless necessary.

We are also strongly advising TTUSD staff and families who travel out of the state to a foreign country or another state to adhere to the travel advisory and self-quarantine for 14 calendar days upon return to California. Per the Governor’s guidance:

  • Travel should only be for essential reasons.

  • The advisory excludes individuals who live in the State of Nevada and work in California from self-quarantine.

Thanksgiving Travel

Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home for this holiday is the best way to protect yourself and others.

Governor announces changes to the state’s “tier” system of restrictions

An update on the State’s response to COVID-19

On Monday, November 16, the Governor held a press conference on the State's response to COVID-19. He shared that California is experiencing the fastest increase in active COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic. As of Tuesday, 41 of the 58 counties in California moved into the purple tier; this includes Placer, Nevada, and El Dorado counties. Here is a brief summary of the main changes that were made to the tiered system in a Blueprint for a Safer Economy:

  • Tier assignments may occur any day of the week(vs. on Tuesdays) and may occur more than once a week.

  • Counties may be moved back more than one tier based on the rate of increase in new cases and/or test positivity, public health capacity, and other epidemiological factors.

  • Counties are required to implement any sector changes the day following the tier announcement (vs. 72 hours).

You can read more here: Governor Newsom Announces New Immediate Actions to Curb COVID-19 Transmission

Full details on the Blueprint are available in CDPH’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework.

Celebrating Thanksgiving - Guidance from the CDC

Click here to view the CDC’s webpage on holiday celebrations

Everyone can make Thanksgiving safer

  • Wear a mask when with extended family, outside of your immediate household

  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you

  • Wash your hands often

Hosting a Thanksgiving Gathering

If having guests to your home, be sure that people follow the steps that everyone can take to make Thanksgiving safer. Other steps you can take include:

  • Have a small outdoor meal with family and friends who live in your community.

  • Limit the number of guests.

  • Have conversations with guests ahead of time to set expectations for celebrating together.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and items between use.

  • If celebrating indoors, make sure to open windows.

  • Limit the number of people in food preparation areas.

  • Have guests bring their own food and drink.

  • If sharing food, have one person serve food and use single-use options, like plastic utensils.

Thanksgiving Travel
Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.

If you do travel and go out of state, please follow the Governor’s travel advisory and self-quarantine for a 14-day period.

(From the Center for Disease Control’s website.)

Free school meals update & what to know when it snows

TTUSD is proud to be serving our youth, ages 18 & under, five days of FREE “grab n go” meals, one day per week, every non-holiday Wednesday. This free meal program has been offered all school year and we will continue our free meals through June 30, 2020.

Our current schedule for curbside meal pickup:

Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m & 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • All curbside and neighborhood deliveries will continue, weather permitting.

  • If the weather is snowy and presents unsafe conditions for curbside meals and neighborhood deliveries, or if there are power outages, we will cancel that day’s meal service and reschedule.

  • We will notify you by phone, email, and text of meal cancellations for that day as well as the rescheduled location and times.

  • Our goal is, weather permitting, to reschedule for the very next day for school site curbside pick up and neighborhood deliveries.

Note: For Thanksgiving week, since Wednesday is a school holiday, we’re moving our meal service to Tuesday, November 24, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule meal pickups in advance, please contact TTUSD Food & Nutrition Services either by email: or phone (530) 582-2528.