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What is the role of schools in responding to the COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) virus, and we are learning more about it every day. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. At this point, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping transmission (spread) of the virus through everyday practices is the best way to keep people healthy. More information on COVID-19 is available here.

Schools, working together with local health departments, have an important role in slowing the spread of diseases to help ensure students have safe and healthy learning environments. Schools serve students, staff, and visitors from throughout the community. All of these people may have close contact in the school setting, often sharing spaces, equipment, and supplies.

 

Dr. Grove's Letter to Parents and Guardians, March 3, 2020

Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Link to World Health Organization Coronavirus Overview Video

Link to Center for Disease Coronavirus Webpage

Link to World Health Organization Coronavirus Webpage