Heath and wellness update

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Heath and wellness update
Posted on 03/02/2020

Calhoun County ISD officials are closely monitoring the most current information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). There is a lot of information floating around, and we understand that our Calhoun County ISD families may have questions. Here are a few key points to consider:

First, it is important to understand that there are no cases or suspected cases reported in Calhoun County or our region.

With that said, health officials recommend the following effective behaviors to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and any respiratory illness. Click to see CDC’s stop the spread of germs flyer here ...

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your cough
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue and then throw it away, or cough and sneeze into your upper shirt sleeve, completely covering your mouth and nose
  • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects such as toys and doorknobs
  • Stay at home while you are sick
  • See a physician when needed. A physician will provide a note as to when an infected person may return to work or school.
  • Students who have been absent should submit a parent or doctor’s note within three days of returning to school.

Calhoun County ISD is committed to the health and safety of our students, staff and families.

In this phase of monitoring and prevention, campuses are focusing heavily on hand-washing throughout the day. All campuses have an ample soap supply, and additional hand-sanitizing stations have been installed in the common areas. Classrooms and campus high traffic areas continue to be sanitized with medial-grade disinfectants regularly.

A plan has been developed to address potential scenarios, in case the risk of Coronavirus increases at Calhoun County ISD.

If in the future there is additional information to share about the potential impact of Coronavirus at Calhoun County ISD, parents can expect to receive that information from their child’s school, the district’s website and district-managed social media accounts. Emergency notifications would also be sent through School Messenger.

Additional and up-to-date information is available from the Texas Department of State and Health Services and the US Center for Disease Control.