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Humble ISD Monitoring Coronavirus Concerns
February 27, 2020
Dear Humble ISD Families:
The district is closely monitoring events surrounding the Coronavirus. Currently, it is our understanding that there are no confirmed cases in Harris County. Humble ISD will continue to work in conjunction with the Harris County Public Health Department and will follow their recommendations along with the Centers for Disease Control regarding communicable disease protocols.
Humble ISD specific measures to ensure a safe learning environment for students are as follows:
- All nurses are being provided with updates on a regular basis and have received guidance on screening and evaluation protocols. Nurses will keep a close watch on any student who comes to the clinic with fever or flu-like symptoms. If a student has a fever of 100 degrees or more, parents will be called to pick up their child.
- Humble ISD staff will continue to educate our students, staff, and community members about the importance of frequent hand washing; covering a cough or sneeze; not touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth; staying home when sick; and other measures to help prevent the spread of communicable diseases.
- Humble ISD Custodial Services are routinely cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces with H2Orange2 cleaner which is effective against multiple disease-causing viruses and bacteria. In addition, extra hand sanitizer will be delivered to all Humble ISD campuses.
It is important to note that we are in the midst of our regular cold and flu season, so it is important for our community to take preventative measures to safeguard against the spread of communicable diseases. Local and federal health authorities indicate that the best ways to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus are the same recommendations for preventing the spread of the Flu virus.
Parents/Guardians can help by:
- Keeping children home who are sick. If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or more, he or she should stay home from school until fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications.
- Reinforcing frequent hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Reinforcing covering a sneeze or cough with a tissue or one’s sleeve (not your hands).
More information on the Coronavirus can be found on the district Health Services website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.