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March 4, 2020

Dear Parent,

We are closely monitoring the Novel (new) Coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) internationally, and are working in coordination with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to monitor the situation in Arkansas. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Jessieville School District at this time.

ADH is currently monitoring travelers who have returned within the last 14 days from countries with sustained community transmission. As of February 28, the affected countries are China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, and Japan.

Jessieville School District is working with ADH and DESE to identify students and staff that may have traveled from the affected countries, and will collaborate with ADH in the event any such students or staff are identified.

Travelers from affected countries are advised to stay at home and monitor for symptoms until 14 days have passed from their departure from that country, while limiting interaction with others. Once 14 days have passed without any symptoms of illness, the Centers for Disease Control recommends these travelers can be allowed to return to school and public activities.

At this time, Jessieville School District is not at risk. However, we continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, the flu, and the common cold by taking these measures:

  • Following the school’s routine procedures for disinfecting and sanitizing hard surfaces, including buses
  • Encouraging staff and students to wash their hands frequently with soap and water
  • Ensuring that bathrooms are adequately furnished with soap

You can also help prevent the spread of viruses by encouraging your student to:

  • Stay home when sick
  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover mouth when coughing or sneezing

Student wellness is a top priority at Jessieville School District, and we truly appreciate your help to keep our students healthy. Please see the following document  from the Arkansas Department of Health for more information: Guidance for Schools and Childcare Programs

Sincerely,


Melissa G. Speers, Ed.S.
Jessieville School District
Superintendent
501-984-5381