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As we move along this journey together, the well-being of our community is of utmost priority. LJCDS will continue to share resources to support our students’ social, emotional and intellectual well-being.

Community Support Fund

Many families are experiencing financial hardship directly or indirectly because of COVID-19. As a community, we are sharing the hardship, adapting to uncertainty and choosing optimism—together. 

If your family needs financial assistance, please contact Brian Murphy in the Office of Admission at 858-453-3440 x104 or bmurphy@ljcds.org.
If you would like to give to the Community Support Fund, click here. Every gift—no matter the amount—will make a difference.

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  • What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

    Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that affect humans and animals. They include those that cause the common cold. A new, or novel, coronavirus was identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The disease it causes has been named COVID-19.
  • What are the symptoms?

    Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reported mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
    • fever
    • cough
    • shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
    At this time, the CDC believes that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
  • How does it spread?

    Scientists think the main way COVID-19 spreads is through close person-to-person contact, within six feet, with someone infected with the virus. The virus seems to be spreading easily in the community of affected areas. Investigations are ongoing to learn more about how it spreads.

    The latest updates are on the 
    CDC’s webpage.
  • What can I do to prevent getting COVID-19?

    Practice everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
    • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It should be at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • If you are sick, stay home and keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too. 
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
  • What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?

    If you have traveled to an area affected by COVID-19* within the last 14 days or had close contact (within 6 feet/2 meters) with someone who has been laboratory confirmed to have COVID-19 and developed a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, you should:
    • Call a healthcare provider and seek medical advice—It is important that you call ahead before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room and tell them about your recent travel or close contact and your symptoms.
    • Avoid contact with others—Do not go to work, school, or travel while sick.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
    • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

    Your healthcare provider will work with the health department to determine if you need to be tested for the COVID-19 virus.

COVID-19 Glossary of Terms

Synchronous learning: A remote learning environment where a teacher and a group of students are engaged in learning simultaneously.

Asynchronous learning: Students learn the same material at different times and locations. This could include pre-recorded videos or other learning materials.

In-person learning: Students are physically present in the classroom. 

Remote learning/E-learning: Students are not physically present in the classroom. Learning could occur synchronously via video conferencing or asynchronously via videos, discussion boards or other learning materials.

Asymptomatic: Presenting no symptoms of the disease. In the case of COVID-19, the absence of fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, stuffy nose and body aches, among other less common symptoms. 

Symptomatic: Showing symptoms of COVID-19, which can include a fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, stuffy nose and body aches, among other less common symptoms. 

Exposure period: The period in which an individual may have come in contact with the infectious agent. (COVID-19: 2–14 days before symptom onset. If asymptomatic, use the test date as the onset date.)

Incubation period: The period between when a person is infected and when they start to show symptoms of the disease. (COVID-19: 2–14 days after coming in contact with the virus.)

Infectious period: The period when a person infected with a disease can transmit the disease. (COVID-19: 48 hours before symptom onset through the end of the case’s isolation period.)

Close contact: Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period* starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. For LJCDS, this applies to those in the same classroom cohort.

Isolation: For people who are already sick/infected. The separation of sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

Quarantine: For people who are not sick but may have been exposed. The separation and restriction of the movement of people exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

Contact tracing: Process to identify situations in which an infected person is transmitting the coronavirus, and then warn others who have been exposed through that person.

Coronavirus: A type of microscopic organism that causes illness in humans. “Corona” alludes to the tiny spikes found on the surface of the virus, which scientists thought resembled a crown when seen through a microscope.

COVID-19: A shorthand way of referring to the novel Corona Virus Disease, an upper respiratory infection that was first identified in 2019. The germ that causes it is formally known as SARS-CoV-2.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that could cause workplace illness or injury.

Social/physical distancing: The practice of staying at least six feet away from other people, avoiding crowds and gatherings, and limiting or canceling all unnecessary travel to reduce the spread of disease.

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