Covid-19 Virus Information

Post date: Mar 3, 2020 2:55:15 AM

March 2, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian:

There is an abundance of information being said and talked about regarding the corona virus. We have been getting regular updates and guidance from the Oregon Department of Education. All of the county schools are consulting with Winding Waters Clinic who provide contracted county health services. We are following their guidance to ensure the safety of your child. We will receive regular updates from them and will communicate those to you when appropriate. Below are some prevention tips. The three following pages is current information provided by Winding Waters including guidance on preventative measures, symptoms and how to respond if your child exhibits these symptoms.

Prevention Tips for All Respiratory Illnesses

Stay home when you are sick. Students and staff should be fever free, temp less than 100, for at least 24 hours, without fever reducing medication before returning to school. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.

Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. 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, or work, especially when someone is ill.

Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often 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. Masks truly are not protective in general prevention and cause unnecessary alarm.

We will continue to communicate as needed. If you have questions, we may be able to help, but we have been told by our local health care professionals to have you call your primary care provider if your child is getting sick.


Lance Homan