How can we protect staff, students, and visitors from getting sick?
Staff, students, and visitors should be advised to not come to the school or report to work when they are feeling ill. Information flyers will be distributed to schools and placed in strategic areas in schools/departments. Staff and students who are not feeling well should be advised to see a health care provider and to stay at home until their symptoms resolve.
The school district is implementing the key CDC recommended prevention strategies that are essential to the safe delivery of in-person instruction and to help prevent COVID-19 transmission in schools:
- Physical distancing to the greatest extent possible.
- Hand-washing and respiratory etiquette.
- Cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities.
- Contact tracing and isolation.
- Watching out for symptoms (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste and smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea), especially if you have been around someone who is sick.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you will quarantine yourself at home except in case of emergency, contact your local public health authority or healthcare provider to be tested for COVID-19. If it is possible, stay away from people you live with, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
- If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate. You should get tested, stay home, and away from others.
- Getting vaccinated.
- Getting tested.