Hello WUSD Community,
WUSD is working with the state and county health departments to stay up to date on the COVID-19 virus and to plan responses as the virus progresses. At this point, we are being told to keep schools open. We are being told to send sick kids and staff home. Expect our schools to be diligent in doing so after spring break and please be cooperative about keeping your children home if they show any symptoms of being sick. Please help in demanding your kids to wash hands, sneeze and cough into their elbow, and increase social distances by avoiding contact with others. The schools are taking extra measures in disinfecting surfaces and insisting students wash hands.
The health departments are asking all of us to participate in slowing down this epidemic by:
- Isolating possible cases and those who might have been exposed to the virus.
- Increasing social distances: no shaking hands, avoid large crowds and events, and avoid sharing objects.
- Cleaning surfaces and hands often.
- Avoid travel to inflected areas.
- Be observant of your family’s health and symptoms.
The three symptoms of COVID-19 to watch for are:
- Shortness of breath
If you or your child develop any of these symptoms, you are to stay home and call your healthcare provider to develop a plan.
WUSD will take guidance from the state and county and in turn will keep you up to date on new developments. We will be watching the situation during spring break. Families need to be prepared to have sick kids at home or be prepared for a possible school closure. Let’s work together as a community to do our part in combating this epidemic.
Rick Honsinger, Superintendent of Williams USD