We want to provide you an update regarding our efforts to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and visitors. The Clay County Public Health Department recently reported cases of influenza and other winter illnesses that continue to rise. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control has issued recent advisories related to the new COVID-19 virus also known as coronavirus.
How you can reduce the risk of flu or coronavirus:
While KSD is taking these steps to reduce the risks of spreading illness, we need families to help! All families are urged to continue the practice of healthy behaviors, which include, but are not limited to:
Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth to prevent the spread of germs.
Clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces and objects
Get a flu vaccine
Stay home from school and work when you are sick. Children should be kept home until they are fever-free for 24 hourswithout fever-reducing medication.