Good afternoon Elmwood families,
We are writing to share with you the latest information our schools have regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). While handling the spread of a serious contagion like the COVID-19 is primarily a job for public health agencies, we want to assure you that we are closely monitoring information coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and continuing to seek regular updates from the Illinois Public Health Department and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The CDC reports that person-to-person spread of COVID-19 appears to occur mainly by respiratory transmission. The Illinois Public Health Department advises the following steps to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:
Wash hands with soap and water.
Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
Staying away from work, school, or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
As always, the health and safety of our students and staff remain our number one priority, and as such we will continue to communicate information as the situation develops.
Please see the following attachments for more information reading COVID-19:
CDC Fact Sheet
Stop the Spread of Germs Fact Sheet
Mr. Dimitri Almasi, Elementary Principal
Mr. Tony McCoy, JR/SR High Principal
Dr. Chad Wagner, Superintendent