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USD327 Actively Working on Coronavirus Response
USD327 Actively Working on Coronavirus Response
Kim Whetzel
Friday, March 06, 2020

The District would like to take the opportunity to let you know that as the coronavirus begins the migration into and around the US, be assured that the district is working  closely with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Ellsworth County Health Department (ECHD), Ellsworth County Medical Center (ECMC), the Rural Health Clinic (RHC), Ellsworth County Emergency Management, EMS, and other local entities to assure that we are developing an up to date Action Plan tailored to the school district’s need in the event that our county becomes identified as at risk or if our school district becomes affected in a way that it cannot operate at an acceptable capacity.   We cannot stress enough now, as always, the importance and vigilance of taking any necessary precautions needed, like basic handwashing and social distancing when an illness affects your family, to avoid becoming ill with any type of viruses or the spread of such virus.  Please refer to the following link from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to gain the basic knowledge needed about the coronavirus. 

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

 

http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/publicupdate/COVID-19_March_5_2020.pdf

 

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the Ellsworth County Health Department at 785-472-4488 or refer to the CDC website / coronavirus. 

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER TO HELP REDUCE THE RISK OF GETTING SICK

  • Proper hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time
  • Avoid sneezing or coughing into your hands; Use a tissue or the crook of your arm instead
  • If you are ill, social distancing is appropriate.  Stay home if possible
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes

To learn more about proper hand hygiene and other facts, follow the link below:  HANDWASHING:  CLEAN HANDS SAVE LIVES

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/index.html