WWS Updates - Feb 28, 2020

  • Dear WWS Parents and Guardians,

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) is creating a lot of attention globally. We wanted to send parents/guardians an update on what WWS is currently doing in our schools to prevent the spread of any illness.

    WWS custodians and staff are following CDC recommendations for cleaning during the flu season in each of our buildings.  They are concentrating on disinfecting areas that are used and/or touched frequently, such as light switches, drinking fountains and doorknobs.  This will assist in the prevention of  the spread/exposure to any types of illness.

    We are encouraging frequent handwashing among students and staff, as it’s one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick.  Riverview Health/school nurses are closely monitoring students who are showing any signs or symptoms of an infectious illness.

    Listed below are some additional recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help prevent the spread of germs:

    Stay home until “fever free” for at least 24 hours.
    Seek medical attention if experiencing symptoms that cause concern.
    Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or by coughing into the inside of your elbow. Throw any used tissues away in trash.
    Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
    Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in your home.
    We will continue to consult with the Hamilton County Health Dept, Indiana State Dept of Health and Riverview Health Network to follow their recommendations on the spread of the coronavirus. In the event our schools would be closed for an extended period of time, we would utilize eLearning days for students per State recommendations.

    To stay current with the most recent information from CDC related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), please utilize the following link

    We appreciate your attention to this matter.

    Sincerely,

    Westfield Washington Schools