This is an update to last week’s communication about COVID-19. Millsap ISD is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and taking precautionary measures against it. School districts are receiving continuous updates from the Texas Department of State Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control Prevention, the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, The Texas Education Agency, and local entities. Information is available at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/ and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html .
We are fortunate that our spring break is next week. This will allow time to monitor and make decisions. The Texas Education Agency is providing guidance on school closures and the continuity of instruction should schools close. Certainly, should that need arise, parents and staff would be contacted immediately as to plans and instructions for ensuring the continuation of services.
The risk for Texans remains low. However, the CDC has issued a Warning, Level 3 for Travel. This means that all nonessential travel is to be avoided. In addition, if traveling in high-risk areas, the CDC calls for staying home for 14 days from the time you left the area and practicing social distancing. If you have been to any high-risk area within the past 14 days or plan to do so, been exposed to a sick traveler from these areas, or have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, call your doctor. Symptoms are fever, cough, and shortness of breath and may appear 2-14 days after exposure. If you have traveled to a high-risk area, please notify Millsap ISD by filling out this form. https://forms.gle/pe62oXPm2fq9oQEm9
As we have done for the past several months, MISD staff is being vigilant in its disinfecting procedures by following CDC's recommended guidelines and procedures in all facilities and buses. We ask that families and students continue to take preventive measures, as well. These include: avoid close contact with people who are sick, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue away, avoid touching your face, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, stay home when sick, don’t share food or drink, and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
MISD is prepared with three levels of action plans, if needed, and is currently at level one. As with everything in Bulldog Nation, we are partners in keeping our entire community as healthy as possible! Thank you for your important role in prevention.
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