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Best Practices & Resources Regarding Coronovirus
Best Practices & Resources Regarding Coronovirus
Logan Murray
Monday, March 02, 2020

To the Parents and Community of Dwight Public Schools:

Dr. Richard Jancek, superintendent, received the following information in regards to concerns about the coronovirus (officially COVID-19).


Superintendents

The coronovirus (officially COVID-19) is obviously a headline here in Illinois along with the nation and the world.  Illinois has had 2 confirmed cases to date, both of whom made a full recovery.  I have spoken with my neighbors in the building, the McLean County Health Department, to get an understanding of what IDPH and the CDC are directing all county health departments to communicate to residents, and more specifically, schools.  Bottom line is that as of now, it is not considered an outbreak in Illinois and the risk of infection is still quite low.  I am sharing with you the information I received from the department's communicable disease specialist, Melissa Graven, on best practices and resources.

Good Morning,

Although COVID-19 is still a low-risk for Illinois residents, including McLean County, now is the time to ensure good infection control measures are being practiced and to prepare in the event local community transmission does occur. Below are some guidelines the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has developed to assist schools to plan and prepare for COVID-19:

 

 

The last resource above (Get Your Household Ready for Coronavirus Disease, 2019) can be shared with the families of students, and staff, in an effort to prepare their household.

 

The CDC’s website is an excellent resource to get accurate and up-to-date information related to COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html