Local schools are alerting staff, students, and the community that they are preparing for the possible spread of the Novel Coronavirus in our region.
In a joint letter from the Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, and Hoquiam school superintendents, they say that each school is in communication with Grays Harbor Public Health & Social Services and should there be an outbreak at one of our schools, each will implement our response in consultation with local health officials.
The South Bend School District also issued a release saying that as an increased precaution, district maintenance staff are taking increased measures in sanitizing classrooms and other spaces within school buildings.
Currently all local schools are operating on schedule, although each district will respond separately if there is a need in their community.
Each school will be monitoring developments and alerting the public if any developments occur.
The schools add that the entire community can reduce the risk of getting and spreading the flu, the common cold, through the steps below, which will also help prevent the new virus, COVID-19:
The Washington State Department of Health has established a hotline with a live person to address questions from the public. You may call 1-800-525-0127 with any questions.
Specialized instructions from the local schools will be available on the district websites.