COVID 19 Resources
During the 2020/2021 school year, California Department of Public Health implemented a series of arbitrary school guidelines, including quarantine protocols, masks, and asymptomatic testing. At this point these same damaging restrictions are in place for the 2021/2022 school year.
We’re at a critical time to end these mask mandates and quarantines now. CDPH is expected to issue fall guidance and there is wide speculation that these protocols will stretch into the fall. We are currently writing legal demand letters and need to raise $10,000 as we move forward with initial legal action.
The founder of Let Them Breathe and several attorneys who are admins in our community were involved in suing CDPH in February to get school reopening guidelines changed. The judge ruled in our favor and set precedent for schools to reopen statewide... We’re confident we can present a compelling and legally justifiable case again on the issue of masks and quarantine.
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“Children should return to their normal lives this summer and in the upcoming school year, without masks and regardless of their vaccination status,” says Tracy Beth Høeg, a physician, an epidemiologist and an associate researcher at the University of California at Davis, Lucy McBride, an internist in D.C., Allison Krug, an epidemiologist in Virginia Beach.
Overall, the risk to children is too low to justify the remaining restrictions they face. Somewhere between 0.05 and 1 percent of covid-19 infections in children result in hospitalizations. Children have a greater risk from influenza than they do from Covid.
These healthy kids who have been quarantined are not given an option to re-enter school, such as a negative Covid test or antibody test, and in many cases are kept out of school longer than the student who tested positive.
These quarantine protocols are outdated, arbitrary and not based on any scientific study that demonstrate quarantines reduce school OR community spread. CDPH is preventing local school districts from “offering in-person instruction to the greatest extent possible,” Education Code § 43504.