Stakeholder Pandemic Letter
February 27, 2020
Dear Monroe County Schools Stakeholders:
A potential pandemic virus is now in the United States. Health officials are concerned that the coronavirus (COVID-19) may spread, causing a widespread outbreak called a pandemic. So even though there are no virus cases in this part of the country, we want to remind you about some ways to protect your family from getting sick:
Keep children who are sick at home. Don’t send them to school.
Teach your children to wash hands with a lot of soap and water for 20 seconds. Be sure to set a good example by doing this yourself.
Teach your children to cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of the elbow. Set a good example by doing this yourself.
Encourage your children to stay at least three feet away from people who are sick.
People who are sick should stay home from work or school and avoid other people until they are better.
We will continue to monitor updates from the Georgia Department of Education and our local and regional Department of Public Health. We will keep you informed if our situation changes.
If you have questions, please contact your healthcare provider or the local Board of Health. You can also check the Centers for Disease Control website at https://www.cdc.gov.
Dr. Mike Hickman
Superintendent of Schools