Wash your hands and stay home if you're sick is the advice of Clinton school officials as the coronavirus outbreak continues to expand in the US.
While local health officials say no confirmed cases are in DeWitt County, school officials are keeping in close contact to monitor the situation and are asking the community to do their part. Superintendent of Clinton Schools Curt Nettles, along with school nurse, Jill Martin, are sending out basic reminders about keeping the community's youth healthy.
Keep your kids home if they are sick and make sure they are fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medicine. They remind parents this is a school policy.
Wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with warm water and soap and use hand sanitizer if necessary. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth and sneeze into your elbow. Avoid close contact with sick people.
The district is promoting handwashing among their K-12 students and keeping students who are frequently ill in less trafficked areas until parents pick them up.
Additionally, with spring break in a few weeks and families likely to travel, decisions to quarantine, in the event necessary, are made by state and local public health officials.
Public health officials ask families to stay home if they showing any signs of coronavirus symptoms and seek medical treatment if necessary.