Warsaw Community Schools is in continual contact with local, state and federal health departments and agencies for guidance. WCS uses approved disinfectants and ionizing sprays and follows health and safety guidelines. Additional rotations and targeted priority areas have been implemented.
The public is encouraged to take everyday preventive actions that are always recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including the flu.
Avoid close contact with sick people. While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
It is also important for students and staff to stay home if symptomatic with a fever at or above 100.4. Students should not return to school until they are fever-free for 24 hours. Cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread this way. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated.
Wash hands often with soap and water for 1 minute. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.
Instructional Video: http://bit.ly/handwashvideo
Seek medical care if feeling sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and if you have traveled to China or were in close contact with someone with 2019-nCoV in the 14 days before beginning to feel sick. Before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about recent travel and symptoms.
WCS school nurses are available to answer parent questions about student health concerns.
CDC is updating its website daily with the latest information and advice for the public at http://bit.ly/guidelinescdc