Press Release for Wise County Public Schools

The Wise County Public School division is informing parents and guardians that they had been notified of five students and one staff member has been diagnosed with COVID19. One student is enrolled at Wise Primary and was in attendance on January 14th. One student is enrolled at JW Adams and was in attendance of January 17th. Two students are enrolled at LF Addington and were in attendance on January 14th, with one student in attendance on Decembers 17th. The staff member is employed at Coeburn Primary School and was last in attendance on January 15th. If you have not been contacted by the Health department, you do not need to stay home or exclude yourself from activities. The workspaces utilized by these students and staff member have been deep cleaned.
If a quarantine is ordered, then please follow related guidance. This guidance includes staying home and monitoring for symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, or a temperature higher than 100°, and practice social distancing for fourteen days from your last contact. If you are not contacted by the Health Department, then you do not need to stay home or exclude yourself from activities at this time.
Parents should continue to monitor their child’s health and the health of their families for COVID19 symptoms. Children with COVID19 generally have mild, cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, and cough. Vomiting and diarrhea have also been reported in some children.
If your child has been exposed to or diagnosed with COVID19, please report this to your child’s school. This information is necessary and will be kept confidential.
Remember to do your part by:
Staying home from school or work if sick, even if symptoms are mild.
Wear a face covering in areas where physical distancing is difficult to maintain.
Wear the mask correctly! In order to be effective it must cover your mouth and your nose.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve, and then throw the tissue in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for twenty seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
Avoid close contact with people that are sick.
Take care of your health overall. Eat well and exercise to help your body stay resilient.

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