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Coronavirus Precautions

Please read the following from Superintendent, Ron Edwards:

 

Dear Pleasant Hill CUSD #3 Families:

The health and safety of our students is our top priority. We want to share with you current information that the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has published for schools throughout the state.

The good news at this time is that the health risk to the general healthy public from coronavirus remains low. Currently, the IDPH recommends schools hold classes and events as usual, and follow routine cleaning and disinfecting procedures. No special measures are necessary.

The IDPH also recommends the best way to protect against coronavirus is by taking the same everyday precautions against getting sick in general. These include:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Keeping your children home when they are sick. Students should be free of fever and symptoms for 24 hours after illness before returning to school.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

To see the complete recommendations to schools from IDPH, please visit their website. Additional resources from the CDC can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronovirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

Over the next few weeks all of our community will be affected in some way by the coronavirus that has entered the State of Illinois and the United States. As a school district, our goals for the next few weeks are:

  1. To spend extra time daily using disinfectant on every student desk, door knob, and bathroom.
  2. To educate and remind students the proper way to wash hands, sanitize, and protect themselves.
  3. To make sure our students and families are informed. If you have questions, please feel free to contact your child’s school office, school principal, or superintendent.
  4. To develop an emergency plan involving E-learning or distance learning in the event of a school closure. 

We will continue to closely monitor recommendations regarding coronavirus through the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Pike County Health Department and will update you as soon as there are any significant changes in recommendations for schools. Thank you for your support in helping to keep our school community healthy.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ron Edwards

Superintendent

 

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