Sacramento City Unified School District today announced the
status of its response to 24 cases at New Joseph Bonnheim Charter
School since its reopening on August 9. In response, our staff
performed rapid antigen testing for all staff and students last
week, and this week again provided the New Joseph Bonnheim staff
and students with PCR testing, as required by Sacramento County
Public Health. This required PCR testing will occur again each
week for the next two weeks.
one of the first schools to reopen in our district, we have
together since August 9, using health and safety protocols to
one another. We know that although we have these strong measures
place, COVID-19 remains in our community, especially a community
small as our school and surrounding area. In fact, the area
our school has a high number of cases.
Sacramento City Unified School District, along with Sacramento
Public Health, has identified a number of cases within New
Bonnheim. According to SCPH, it appears more likely that
occurring outside of the school campus. At this time, we have
identified 23 total cases at the school, which makes up 7.8% of
total population of 293.
Due to this, SCPH has ordered that NJB school site students and
undergo mandatory testing tomorrow, Friday September 3,
Sacramento City Unified has a strong Health and Safety
which includes access to testing at every school site. Because
resources are accessible and available now, the district is able
deploy a rapid response testing team to our school site
The district will offer 15-minute rapid antigen tests to all
students and staff tomorrow to each classroom and staff
We do require parental consent for students under the age of 13.
Staff and students must complete a registration form which can be
found at the QR codes of link below.
Please note: students and staff who refuse to undergo this
testing, as ordered by Sacramento County Public Health, will
quarantine for 10 days or until a negative test result is
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