Health and Safety

Non-Pharmaceutical Intervention


Minimize the spread of all respiratory illnesses
There are a number of steps that students, staff and community members can take to minimize the spread of all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health:  

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

    • Parents are asked to keep children home who exhibit cold and flu-like symptoms. 

    • Guidelines for when to keep a child home.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

    • Review hand-washing tips. Wash hands often with anti-bacterial soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.


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