Recently, there has been increasing concern about the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Is potential impact on communities across our country has garnered national media attention. The district has made efforts to stay informed about the spread of COVID-19. Our best practice in the case of any health risk is to follow the advice and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and our state and local health officials.
I would like to update you on our understanding of and response to the coronavirus concern. At the time of this letter, there have been four reported cases of coronavirus in Kentucky, two in Harrison County, one in Jefferson County, and one in Fayette County.
Pulaski County Schools will continue our daily cleaning and sanitizing routines in each building, which are aligned with the recommendations set by the Centers for Disease Control for prevention of any respiratory virus. Other precautions that should be followed include:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue and place it immediately in the trash, and
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
If a student or staff member shows respiratory symptoms, our school nurses will follow our standard practices and work with the Pulaski County Health Department.
Our schools will be sending home additional iLearn lessons in the next few days, just to be prepared. Our district still has eight days that could be used if conditions develop in Pulaski County to the point that local health officials advise us to close school. If we do have to utilize these days, you will be notified.
More information on the coronavirus is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/ or at https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/pages/covid19.aspx
Pulaski County Schools