More Information on Coronavirus from CCBOE

More Information on Coronavirus from CCBOE
Posted on 03/09/2020
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At a time of recent increased media coverage concerning the coronavirus or COVID-19, I wanted to reach out and make sure you all are as informed as you can be concerning the
virus. Our school system, as are all school systems in Alabama, are in close contact the Alabama State Department of Education and the Alabama State Department of Public Health concerning the virus outbreak occurring around the globe. Recent cases regarding
community spread (person-to-person) raises some concerns and questions for many people. I hope to alleviate some of that stress, by explaining what we know and what our
plan is as a school system. The virus has not yet surfaced in Alabama, while it has been confirmed in neighboring states, Tennessee, Florida and Georgia. Anyone who meets these
criteria should refrain from coming to school and contact their healthcare provider immediately for instructions.

• Traveled outside of the United States
• Had close contact with someone who recently traveled internationally and
was sick, and who now has:
• Fever
• Cough
• Trouble Breathing

The immediate risk of the coronavirus to the American public is believed to be low at this
time, we are taking precautions to help respond in this public health threat:
• Everyday preventative actions include:
o Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
o Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
o Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
o Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
o Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
o Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Classroom preventative actions include:
o Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
o Play a game with students to teach them how to properly wash their hands
such as singing through the ABC’s while washing his or her hands.
o Promote to students not to touch their faces.

Thank you, 
Shane Barnette 

Kayla Burgess 
Lead Nurse 

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April Tucker (Title IX Coordinator)

PO Box 1590

Cullman, AL 35056

Tiffanye Mitchell (504 Coordinator)

17600 US Hwy 31 N

Cullman, AL 35058


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