Coronavirus Guidance (Public Health Dept.)

Coronavirus Guidance (Public Health Dept)
Posted on 03/03/2020
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We understand that some may be concerned about reports in various media outlets about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact on Catoosa County. Like systems across the nation, Catoosa County Schools is monitoring the evolution of the virus and its potential impact on our community. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has provided updated information about the virus, which can be viewed in its entirety on their website.
While there are no virus cases in Catoosa County or surrounding areas, we want to remind you about some ways to protect your family from getting sick and to maintain our healthy learning environments:

  • Keep children who are sick at home. Don’t send them to school.
  • Teach your children to wash hands a lot with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Be sure to set a good example by doing this yourself.
  • Make sure children know to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Teach your children to cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of the elbow. Be sure to set a good example by doing this yourself.
  • Teach your children to stay at least three feet away from people who are sick.
  • People who are sick should stay home from work or school and avoid other people until they are better.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Please know that, as a school district, we work closely with the Department of Public Health and other medical personnel whenever there are potential issues that impact our students and staff. This instance is no different, and we will keep you informed if the situation changes for our community and schools.

If you have questions, please contact your school nurse, healthcare provider, or your

health or check the CDC website.