The safety and well-being of our students and staff members continues to be our top priority.
Mr. Hueser and Mr. Thompson continue to disinfect our building as much as possible. We will work with the Kossuth County Public Health, Iowa Department of Public Health and any other state agencies to carefully monitor this situation We count on our local and state experts to keep us informed and direct us in how to handle a this type of situation. Currently, there are no plans to close school due to the coronavirus or for any other reason.
There are some simple steps that you can do to help minimize the spread of the flu and viruses. These include:
*Staying home when sick.
*Frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after they blow their 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, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
*People should try to avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
*Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
*Covering coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash and cleaning hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer (if soap and water are not readily available).
*Stay home when you are sick. Students and staff should be fever-free for 24 hours without aid such as Tylenol, etc.
We wanted to take this opportunity to let our communities know that we are taking this situation seriously, but also need to weigh the impact our decisions have not only on education, but also on our families. While our ultimate goal is to minimize the disruption, please be aware that changes to routine operations may need to be made with relatively short notice.
Mr. Jon Hueser