Today, Sacramento County Public Health ordered the closure of Capital Christian School for violating the State’s Order that prohibits in-person instruction in counties on the Monitoring List.
Sacramento County is currently on the State's Monitoring List and is not issuing school waivers for in-person learning/activities. Last week, Sacramento County Public Health was made aware that a school with students in all grades, including high school students, were on campus for in-person learning under the guise of daycare services.
Sacramento County reviewed the State’s guidance related to schools and daycares. Currently, there has been no state guidance for high school students to have in-person learning in a school or daycare setting. Capital Christian School, regardless of grade level taught, is directed to follow the State of California’s School and School-Based Program Guidance
Therefore, in accordance with the State and County Health Orders, Sacramento County Public Health has ordered the immediate closure of in-person instruction by Capital Christian School to mitigate the public health crisis related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Failure to comply is punishable by fine, imprisonment and subject to civil fines of up to $1,000 per day, plus any incurred costs.
“We take the health and safety of our community seriously. We simply cannot risk having gatherings that will create clusters of COVID-19 transmission,” said Dr. Peter Beilenson, Sacramento County Department of Health Services director. “We have lost the lives of 219 residents and another 250 are hospitalized right now. Transmission of COVID-19 is preventable, but as of today, there have been 14,600 confirmed COVID-19 cases in our County – with hundreds of new cases a day. We have to do better and it takes all of us to prevent the spread of this deadly virus.”
The health and safety of our residents has been and will continue to be the County’s number one priority. The County will work to ensure the health and safety of our community by following the State’s COVID-19 guidance to use distance-learning models at this time.