Coronavirus infections are viruses transmitted through droplets in the air from the cough or sneeze of an infected person, similar to the flu and other respiratory illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following precautions that the public should take to prevent the onset and spread of the disease:
  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds after using the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, and after touching public surfaces. If this is not possible, use a hand sanitizer gel like Purell.

  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze by using a tissue that you immediately throw into a trashcan or by covering your face with your elbow (bent arm) if no tissue is available. Do not cough or sneeze into the open air or into your hands. Wash your hands immediately after coughing or sneezing.

  • In public places, put distance (about six feet if possible) between you and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. It is also recommended that handshakes and close contact be avoided when possible in favor of other types of greetings.
    What can our families do?
    Please help keep your family safe by observing the health precautions listed above and by following the below policies and recommendations:
    • PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF HE/SHE DOES NOT FEEL WELL. Students, employees, and parents who are symptomatic of illness are encouraged to remain home until symptoms, including but not limited to coughing, sneezing, runny nose, and fever subside.