Lammersville Unified School District COVID-19 Guidance.
COVID-19 Presentation (click arrow to view)
The 2019 novel Corona virus is a virus that was recently identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and is now being spread widely in other parts of mainland China. More cases are being
detected worldwide, and while new cases were initially linked to Hubei Province, China, at this time public health considers being anywhere in China in the past 14 days a risk factor for Novel Corona virus infection.
The virus causes respiratory illness. For up-to-date information regarding the Novel Corona virus, see:
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
At this time, the health risk to the general public in California from novel Corona virus remains
low, but schools can take common-sense precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious
diseases. These precautions will be helpful to also prevent the spread of other common illnesses such as influenza and gastroenteritis.
Encourage all students, parents, and staff to take everyday preventive actions:
- Stay home when sick.
- Remain at home until fever has been gone for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
- Seek immediate medical care if symptoms become more severe, e.g., high fever or difficulty breathing.
- Use “respiratory etiquette”.
- Cover cough with a tissue or sleeve. See CDC’s Cover Your Cough page https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/actions-prevent-flu.htm for multilingual posters and flyers, posted at the bottom of web page.
- Provide adequate supplies within easy reach, including tissues and no-touch trash cans.
- Wash hands frequently.
- Encourage hand washing by students and staff through education, scheduled time for hand washing, and the provision of adequate supplies.
- Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces.
- Separate sick students and staff from others until they can go home. When feasible, identify a “sick room” through which others do not regularly pass.
- Encourage flu vaccine for those who haven’t had it this season to reduce illnesses and absences on campus (but won’t prevent Coronavirus illnesses).
A note about face masks: face masks are most useful for preventing disease spread when they are worn by people who have symptoms. This is why people are asked to wear a mask at doctors’ offices and hospitals if they are coughing or sneezing.