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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information
Posted on 03/10/2020
COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Many parts of the world are experiencing increasing instances of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus called COVID-19. It is natural to feel some anxiety when hearing the reports. The health and safety of our students and staff is always our top priority, and we work closely with the Clallam County Health Department and the Washington State Department of Health.

The Clallam County Health Department reports that there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Clallam County, and the risk of contracting it here is elevated.

Currently, the DOH advises that are not any special precautions needed beyond what is normally recommended to prevent the spread of viruses. You can help reduce the risk of getting and spreading viral respiratory infections, including the flu and the common cold by taking simple steps, which will also prevent COVID-19. These include:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose. Help young children do the same. If hands are visibly dirty, use soap and water to clean hands.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Follow routine cleaning and disinfecting. Emphasize cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw away the used tissue in the trash and wash hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer (if soap and water are not readily available).

We will continue to share any new information with you from public health agencies. We ask that you please use information from public health agencies as trusted sources of information and be mindful and thoughtful by sharing only accurate information with your children and fellow community members.

Resources

Washington State Department of Health Fact Sheets on COVID-19 in multiple languages.

Washington State Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage

Clallam County COVID-19 hotline for general information (360) 417-2430