Reports of a novel (new) virus called Coronavirus 2019-nCoV, originating in Wuhan, China, have made the news in recent days. Be reassured that the District is monitoring the situation and the emerging facts about the disease through the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and the Governor’s office.

At this time, there are no confirmed cases of this virus in Tioga County. Out of an abundance of caution, we recommend that anyone who has a fever and cough and has been to Wuhan, China, within the last 14 days should contact their primary care provider. We will continue to work with these agencies to understand and enact best practices for screening any students who may report with symptoms. The District takes any communicable disease very seriously.

The CDC also recommends following best practices to avoid spreading any infection, especially at this time of the year. If your child is exhibiting contagious symptoms such as:

  • Cough
  • Fever (100 degrees) or above
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • General not feeling well
  • Headache
  • Runny Nose

Please keep them home for 24 hours after their symptoms have subsided and discuss with your primary care provider, as needed.

Please also remind your child:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water
  • Cover your cough and sneeze
  • Avoid contact with anyone exhibiting cold-like symptoms – Stay home when ill
  • Get plenty of rest/sleep

Our teachers and administrators provide frequent reminders to our students about these prevention methods. Our cleaning procedures are based on best practices to keep our schools safe and healthy throughout the year as well.

Please contact your family physician if you have questions or concerns.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates if changes should occur. The health and safety of our children is always our top priority.