Coronavirus, Influenza and various viral respiratory illnesses are currently in the news and thus public concern is growing. Our school district wants you to know that we are aware, have reviewed and updated protocols, and are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of every student and staff member. Our district has and will continue to collaborate with state and local health departments as needed and closely monitoring the recent threat of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Here is link to the CDC website with factual information on Coronavirus including actions to take if you become ill or suspect you have the virus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Please review these so you will be informed and better prepared.
These are guidelines to always be followed for better health:
-Stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
-Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
-Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.
-Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. For more guidance see the CDC: When and How to Wash
In addition, our district will be observing the following guidelines as we move forward during this evolving health situation:
If you believe you may have Coronavirus, please contact your local clinic, urgent care or ER before going in as they have set specific guidelines for the process of getting tested without further spreading the virus.
Thank you for your help and attention to the above. We will continue to keep our parents, students and staff informed as we have more information.
Nursing Staff and Administration CCSD #1