Parent Letter Sent Home March 10, 2020
COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a new respiratory illness we are learning more about daily. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) tell us there is no current vaccine. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it, utilizing everyday practices, such as handwashing and covering your cough.
The CDC maintains schools, in conjunction with local health departments, have an important role in slowing the spread of illness, helping ensure students have a safe and healthy learning environment. Each day, schools welcome students, staff and community members, who share spaces, supplies, and equipment. Therefore, it is important we take steps to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
To that end, we are recommending the following precautions, similar to flu season guidelines:
We will be monitoring the situation and are ready, if necessary, to implement a series of measures we have prepared in order to keep everyone as well as possible.
The Boyle County Health Department has recommended the following websites for more information:
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services' coronavirus information site: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/Pages/covid19.aspx
Centers for Disease Control's coronavirus information site: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html