Important Links & Resources
CDC Coronavirus Center for SchoolsCDC Fact sheet: What You Need to Know
CDC Fact sheet: What to do if you are sick
CDC Poster: Stop the Spread of Germs
CDC Poster: Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease
3/27/20 Press Release from City of Forsyth's Mayor Eric Wilson regarding COVID-19
Monroe County Schools is closely monitoring all developments related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and we take this and any other health-related concern very seriously. District officials will remain in close contact with local, state, and federal agencies – such as the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), the Monroe County Board of Health (BOH), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the latest information on this disease.
In this case, many of the decisions and plans around quarantines or school closures will be led by the federal government with assistance from state emergency management officials. We have received guidance from those agencies and are incorporating key components into the District’s emergency management practices. We will provide updated information to students, families and District employees as we receive directives from local, state, and federal health officials.
District Communications about COVID-19
At a district level, Monroe County Schools strongly encourages students, schools, families and staff to engage in a few protective measures as encouraged by the World Health
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Hand sanitizer that has an alcohol content of 60% or greater can also be used
- Maintain social distancing – at least three feet from anyone who is coughing or sneezing
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- Practice respiratory hygiene (cover your mouth and nose with tissue when you cough or sneeze then discard tissue immediately.
- Keep surfaces frequently touched (sinks, door handles, faucets, desks, etc.) sanitized
- Do not report to school or work if you are ill
- If you experience symptoms, get medical care early!
Additionally, we are increasing our facilities cleansing and providing preventative care resources as suggested through CDC guidance.
Upon any notification by an official source that an MCS student or employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19, we will institute our emergency management protocols, which includes notification of the MCS community and further strengthening of health and preventive measures and infection control precautionary measures. We will adhere to guidance provided by the Department of Public Health related to containment, quarantine, safety measures, etc.
We will continue to provide updated information to students, families, and employees as we receive directives from local, state, and federal health officials