Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus designated SARS-CoV-2.The outbreak of COVID-19 originated in China in December 2019. Since then, thousands of confirmed cases have been reported, predominantly in China but in a rapidly growing number of countries worldwide. In order to best protect our students, staff and community, Jackson County Schools is partnering with the Jackson County Health Department to implement recommendations of the WV Department of Education, the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, and the Centers for Disease Control. Below are links to recommendations from these agencies to help keep you and your family healthy.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) page for information about COVID-19:
Nonpharmaceutical Interventions to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses:
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
West Virginia Department of Education
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.