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Coronavirus Update

The recent news regarding COVID-19, or what's being called the coronavirus, has understandably caused worry. At this time, the CDC has reported that "the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low." 

Please be assured that WCPS is working closely with the local Department of Health, in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), in monitoring the status of the virus and is following current guidance from the VDH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

What You Can Do

In the meantime, there are things you and your family can do now to help prevent illness.  According to the VDH, best practices include:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Not touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Taking flu antivirals if prescribed by your healthcare provider if you have the flu.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying home when you are sick.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

What WCPS is Also Doing

In addition to the above precautions, WCPS is also taking the following steps:

  • Collecting and monitoring daily student and staff absences due to illness.
  • Ensuring desks, tables, common areas and busses are disinfected on a daily basis.
  • WCPS Food Services is putting into effect the next level of food safety.  These strategies include:
    • Eliminating self serve items whenever possible
    • Using individually wrapped foods whenever possible

For More Information


 WCPS Letters Sent Home

March 23, 2020 - Letter to Parent - School Closing

March 19, 2020 - Letter to Parents - Instructional Update

March 18, 2020 - Updated Extended School Break

March 18, 2020 - Updated Child Nutrition

March 13, 2020 - Extended School Break

March 12, 2020 - Letter to Community

March 10, 2020

Handwashing Letter March 9, 2020

Kid friendly handwashing poster

Handwashing poster

March 9, 2020

March 3, 2020

February 28, 2020

January 29, 2020

Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use

 

 

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