TUSD Schools Are Closed Until
May 5, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources
We understand there is heightened concern from our community because of the unknowns regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are working with local, state, and federal partners to prepare for any situation that may arise, including potential school closures. View all COVID-19 updates sent out by the Torrance Unified School District.
Here are a few trusted sources of information:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- California Department of Public Health
- Los Angeles County Department of Health
What Parents and Students Can Do:
- Avoid contact with people who are ill.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
- Stay at home if you are ill. If someone is running a fever, it is required they remain at home until the fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
- Contact your health provider if you are concerned about any flu-like symptoms you have.
Guidelines for Traverlers Remain the Same:
- Travelers to the United States, who have been in China’s Hubei province within 14 days, will face a mandatory quarantine and will be monitored by public health officials.
- Travelers to the United States from mainland China will face enhanced screening and a self-quarantine of up to 14 days to ensure they do not pose a health risk.
- Students under voluntary self-quarantine should be excused from school during this period.
For a list of countries with COVID-19 travel advisories, visit travel.state.gov
LA County Department of Education - Superintendent Debra Duardo
Information Regarding Flu Season and Preventative Tips:
What is Influenza?
Influenza, commonly called the "flu," is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Symptoms of the flu include fever and headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches.
Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from the Flu
Avoid being seriously sick in bed and get immunized instead. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu is by getting the annual flu immunization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months of age and older be immunized against the flu every year.
You can get the flu immunization from your regular health care provider or local pharmacy. Flu immunization is also provided at no-cost or low-cost at community events, including: