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For everyone who is balancing the various parts of life in isolation—virtual meetings, emails, helping your child with schoolwork, parenting overall, bulk grocery shopping, cooking, financial challenges and caring for yourselves—you are on our minds. 

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.

List of 5 items.

  • 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.

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Free Access to Cox Wi-Fi Hotspots

We have received confirmation from Cox Communications that they have opened all their hot spots to the public to aid in the COVID-19 response efforts. You will no longer need to have a Cox account to access the hot spots. To locate Cox hotspots near you, please click here

How to connect to a Cox hotspot
  1. Turn on wi-fi and search for networks
  2. Select the CableWiFi or CoxWiFi wireless network
  3. Launch your Internet browser (if asked, choose Cox from the list of Internet providers)
  4. Follow prompts
Low-Cost Home Internet Service 
Cox Communications is also offering low-cost internet home service for $9.95/month for families with school-age children (free for first 30 days) through the Cox Connect2Compete program. Learn more here

AT&T also offers low-cost internet home services to qualifying households through the AT&T Access program. Learn more here.

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