Now, more than ever, it is critical to realize our interdependence on one another.
Staying healthy and responsible during the COVID-19 pandemic is a shared responsibility. People within our community are depending on each other to make good choices to avoid the unnecessary transmission of a new virus.
Being a good citizen and neighbor right now means respecting other peoples’ personal space, being honest with yourself about health symptoms, and staying home when you’re not feeling well to limit others’ exposure.
We know that a localized outbreak of COVID-19 puts our intentions of returning to the classroom and extra-curricular activities in jeopardy. We must be diligent in our efforts now to be well-positioned for a return to the education that is so important to our students.
Here’s a reminder of the important, practical steps that we can all take:
- Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
- Stay home when you’re sick.
- Avoid close contact with people – physical distancing.
- Wear a mask when you’re in public spaces.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
- Monitor your health.
Know the Symptoms of COVID-19
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting