With the recently elevated discussion regarding Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the news, we want to take time to reinforce preventive safety measures and reference our processes and methods of communication.
It is important to remember that at this time, there have only been a small number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. As a school district, we are closely monitoring the situation. We follow the guidance of the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department, the Wisconsin Department of Public Health, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Although one case of COVID-19 has been detected in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is currently indicating that the immediate health risk to the general public in Wisconsin, and the U.S. as a whole, remains low.
Local health officials are providing us with regular updates and localized information.
Next, please be aware that we have established
comprehensive protocols for a range of health-related incidents and situations, including the common cold or flu
. Our protocol includes carefully monitoring trends related to illness within our school community. According to protocol, enhanced cleaning procedures including the use of an ultraviolet light tower are applied as needed.
It is important to note that
practicing everyday preventive actions is the most effective way of halting the spread of illness or disease
. We encourage our students, staff members, and families to be mindful of the key preventive actions listed below. Parents and guardians, please reinforce these practices with your child.
We will continue to communicate with families directly if there are concerns related to COVID-19 or other communicable diseases
. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Executive Director of Student Services Rachel Fellenz or District Nurse Jess Jost.
Rachel Fellenz, Executive Director of Student Services
Jess Jost, District Nurse