Diboll ISD is closely monitoring this situation. While much is being learned about this newly emerged virus, The Centers for Disease Control along with the World Health Organization are closely monitoring the outbreak and are giving updated guidance to federal, state and local officials.
The 2019 novel coronavirus is believed to be spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes, much in the way the flu and other respiratory viruses are spread. Symptoms are thought to appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough and difficulty breathing.
In situations like these where media reports may cause concerns amongst our families, we feel it best to rely on factual information from reliable sources. Therefore, there are links to information about the novel coronavirus from state, national and international health organizations.
Public health officials advise that flu and other common respiratory illnesses are circulating and recommending everyone follow basic prevention guidelines, including.
- Everyone 6 months or older is encouraged to get a flu shot
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available use an alcohol based sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick. Keeping a sick child at home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child an opportunity to rest and recover.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
As information becomes available, we will update our website in order to inform our school community.
Vicki Thomas, Superintendent