- Alisal Union School District
Monterey County Issues "Shelter in Place" order
March 17, 2020
To all our Alisal Union School District employees,
The purpose of this update is to inform you that I am asking all non-essential staff to work from home, effective immediately and until further notice.
Today, Monterey County Public Health Officer Dr. Ed Moreno issued a “Shelter in Place” order for all residents of Monterey County to enhance measures already being taken to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our county and preserve our health care capacity.
This order will go into effect at midnight March 18, 2020, and will last for three weeks, until midnight on April 8, 2020. Since we will be on Spring break at that time, we are planning on coming back to our sites on April 14, 2020, although that may change.
The Monterey County order is similar to the ones issued yesterday by six San Francisco Bay area counties, limiting activity, travel and business functions to the most essential needs: essential business and operations should remain open, including public and private K-12 schools, for the purpose of facilitating distance learning or performing essential functions. In anticipation of this directive, the Monterey County Public Health Officer prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions that you’ll find attached to this letter.
During the Shelter in Place period, all non-essential employees should self-isolate in their places of residency to the maximum extent feasible.
Employees will continue to be paid. While working from home, you’ll be expected to be reasonably available during the work day. You may be required to participate in virtual meetings to plan for online/remote/distance learning, pending deadlines, and other issues which may arise. Additionally, you’re expected to check your email throughout the work day. Once remote learning begins, teachers will be expected to teach using remote learning procedures for all students, including special education.
Below is a list of non-instructional, essential staff who perform functions associated with providing student meals, keeping sites open, cleaning sites, and districtwide operations. This list may be modified based on experience during operations. Essential staff will work at their respective sites or departments during previously established work hours.
Nutritional Services staff involved in providing meals to students
Public Information Officer
Minimum FRC Staff to assist parents
All Maintenance staff
Transportation Supervisor and Mechanic
Site Front Office Staff
All Information Technology Department
All Educational Services Division
All Human Resources Division
All Whole Child Division Office
All Special Education Department Administration and Clerical Staff
All Intervention teachers
Once again, the District will continue to prepare for remote instruction for our students, as it has been mandated by Gov. Newsom. We realize there may still be a lot of unanswered questions, but we will try to address them as timely as possible.
History is unfolding before our eyes. These times are challenging, unprecedented, and we are being asked to rise to a situation heretofore unknown to us. Hopefully you’ll find comfort in the knowledge that we are all in this together as we try to continue to provide the best possible education and services for our students and their families.