With the continued news coverage regarding COVID-19 we would like to provide an update to our families and keep everyone as up to date as we can. Last week our Superintendent, Dan Wessel, and myself attended a meeting at the Leavenworth County Health Department regarding this new virus. This was a chance for neighboring school districts, law enforcement, first responders and city representatives to come together and discuss potential plans in the instance that COVID-19 does enter Leavenworth County. Please rest assured that we are working closely with the health department and will follow all recommendations to keep our students and staff healthy. Below are a few tips on things that we can do ourselves to help prevent the spread of germs:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Stay home if you are sick
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash -if you do not have a tissue cough or sneeze into your sleeve and not your hand
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
While these hygiene tips are being talked about more in the recent weeks, these are good habits to make on a daily basis. I would like to stress the importance of using disinfecting wipes to clean hard surfaces, iPads and cell phones a minimum of twice daily.
Fun tips to help students (especially our younger population!) and adults with how long to wash their hands: sing the happy birthday song; sing the ABC's.
Thank you to everyone for your help in keeping our students and staff healthy and germ free!