Italy ISD-Safety Precautions for Coronovirus
Dear Italy ISD,
Our students’ health and well-being is our first priority. As you may be aware, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services are closely monitoring the coronavirus disease across the country. Within Italy ISD, we are also monitoring the situation locally and will partner as necessary with local government and health care providers to prepare for and respond to any situation. We already have cleaners designed to combat the virus and misting sanitizers to disinfect our buildings.
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Wash your 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 an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Each of our campuses will encourage and remind students and staff of the above precautionary measures, along with ensuring soap and sanitizer is readily available. We will continue to monitor the situation and appreciate your continued support of Italy ISD.
General CDC fact sheets to help staff and students’ families understand COVID-19 and the steps they can take to protect themselves:
CDC Information on COVID-19 and children
Dr. Michelle Schwind,
Italy ISD Superintendent