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We remain steadfast in our commitment to providing you information related to news and updates on the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a tele briefing press conference and shared that the United States has been implementing a continued aggressive containment strategy that involves detecting, tracking, and isolating all cases of coronavirus (now referred to as "COVID-19"). As a result, containment strategies in the United States have been largely successful. Continued instances of the coronavirus, however, continue to arise in other countries. In response to this, the CDC shared information about considerations to be taken by the United States to be prepared in the event that coronavirus becomes a more widespread issue. 
In light of the CDC briefing, I wanted to let our community know that we will continue to closely monitor coronavirus developments daily to stay informed and to keep our community informed. We have a great working relationship with our county health officials and will continue our work with their offices to establish protocols for our schools. We will work closely with the Barren River District Health Department and State Department of Education to receive continued direction, guidance, and support as new developments surrounding COVID-19 arise along with receiving guidance from our school nurses. 
In addition to continuing thorough daily sanitizing practices in each building, we will continue our common practices, which are aligned with the recommendations set by the CDC for prevention of any respiratory virus. 
These include: 

  •  Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  •  Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  •  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  •  Stay home when sick.
  •  Cough or sneeze into an elbow or use a tissue and place immediately in the trash.
  •  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If a student or staff member shows respiratory symptoms, our school nurses will follow our standard precautions and work with the Barren River District Health Department to further research individual/family travel histories. 
Thank you for your continued support of ensuring the safety of our students and staff. More information on the coronavirus is available at 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus





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