We realize that many people have concerns about the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Presently there are no confirmed cases in Oklahoma. Health officials recommend the following proactive steps to slow the spread of any communicable disease, including the Coronavirus. This information applies to any potentially infectious disease as we are still in the peak flu season.
Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, 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 are spread this way.
Cover coughs and sneezes.
Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue immediately. 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.
Frequently washing hands under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol. For more guidance see:
We want to stress that individuals of concern for COVD-19 are those identified as global travelers (primarily China) and those exhibiting symptoms (fever, cough, and difficulty breathing). Please do not confuse this with the common cold or Type A or Type B flu.
In summary, if you have NOT traveled, but have these symptoms, you most likely do NOT have COVD-19. Please visit your doctor to accurately identify the source of your illness.
As always, the safety and health of our students and staff is our first priority. Therefore, the district is closely monitoring the outbreak. Our planning will progress with guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Action will be taken per their recommendation.
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