•  Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID -19)

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by COVID – 19. This disease was first detected in Wuhan City in China. CDC is following this rapidly evolving health situation. On January 31, 2020, the United States declared a public health emergency to help the healthcare community respond to COVID-19. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared this a global pandemic.  Exposure to COVID -19 comes from direct contact with someone who has COVID – 19. Everyone can do their part to respond to this emerging public health threat.

    As per CDC recommendations-Students and staff are advised to-

    • Stay home when you are sick. You must be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication before returning to school.
    • Testing is recommended for people with symptoms of Covid -19 as soon as possible after symptoms begin.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
    • Cover coughs and sneezes.
    • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects
    • Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. For more guidance, see the CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol. Watch this video for more information

    School nurses are available to-

    • Provide factual updates, as needed, regarding  COVID-19 and tips to help decrease public fears.
    • Consult with primary care medical providers, local, and state health departments regarding COVID-19 issues in school.

    For CDC updates go to:   https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/schools.aspx Updated 9/7/23