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Coronavirus Update | 冠狀病毒 更新 February 27, 2020
Posted 2/27/20

English | español | 中文 | Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (2-28-20)

Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are continuing to closely monitor the coronavirus (now named COVID-19) situation.

As of today, County health officials report there are no known cases of coronavirus in Alameda County. While the risk of contracting the virus remains low, we are aware the disease has spread to other countries and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued new travel warnings and recently shared information regarding potential exposures in the United States. We continue to work with county school and health officials to establish protocols for schools in the event the coronavirus is detected locally. More information will be shared as this plan develops. In the meantime, current information about the coronavirus is available on the CDC and the California Department of Public Health website. 

As a reminder, to prevent the spread of any illness, if your child is sick, please keep them home from school. To help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including the coronavirus and flu, follow these important tips: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional. 
  • Get vaccinated every year

Additionally, the California Department of Public Health does not recommend the use of face masks for general prevention and says that handwashing provides better protection from infectious diseases.

FUSD will continue to monitor this situation and provide you with updates as necessary. We thank you for your cooperation and support. 

Kim Wallace

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