Coronavirus Information

Parent/Community Updates

September 17, 2020 - Update from Department of Health                                  
September 11, 2020 - Meal Registration Letter and Instructions
August 13, 2020 - Reopening Meetings and Off Campus Class Form
July 31, 2020 - Reopening Plan

July 24, 2020 - School Calendar and Reopening Plan Development
July 16, 2020 - Summer Guidance and Update for Parents
May 19, 2020 - Class Night/Graduation Plans
May 18, 2020 - Letter to Families
May 16, 2020 - High School Locker Pick Up
May 10, 2020 - Update for Parents
May 4, 2020 - Update for Parents following School Closure for the Remainder of Academic Year
May 2, 2020 - Letter to Families
March 25, 2020 - Childcare for First Responders, Health Care Workers
March 20, 2020 - COVID-19 Instructional Information
March 16, 2020 - COVID-19 Update and Meal Program
March 12, 2020 - School-based Travel Ban, Limits to Gatherings
March 11, 2020 - COVID-19 Update
March 4, 2020 - COVID-19

Information on the Coronavirus

Fact Sheet:  What You Need to Know

Fact Sheet:  What to Do if You Are Sick


Frequently Asked Questions about COVID19

Facts about COVID-19 

Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 

Erie County Department of Health

Useful Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/schools.html

http://www.nysed.gov/reopening-schools

https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=covid-19-information-schools-and-childcare-programs

https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Pre-K_to_Grade_12_Schools_MasterGuidence.pdf 

Resources for Families:

NC Local Childcare Locations

Taking Care of Your Family During Coronavirus and Other Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Helping Homebound Children during the COVID-19 Outbreak

 

Updated travel information related to 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus can be found at:

 https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/novel-coronavirus-china

 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Prevention

There are currently no vaccines available to protect against this virus. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) recommends the following ways to minimize the spread of all respiratory viruses, including 2019-nCoV:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  •  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  •  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  •  Stay home when you are sick.
  •  Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.
  •  Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • CDC recommends that travelers avoid all travel to China.

Symptoms

Information to date suggests that 2019-nCoV causes mild-to-moderate illness and symptoms like the flu, including fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

This is an emerging, rapidly changing situation. For questions please contact the Erie County department of health or the NYSDOH Novel Coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

We encourage you to keep up to date about 2019-nCoV, its treatment and prevention by visiting the following websites.

Additional Resources

CDC’s dedicated 2019-nCoV website

NYSED Coronavirus Information and Guidance for Schools 

NYSDOH’s dedicated 2019-nCoV website


NYSDOH directory of local health departments:

https://www.health.ny.gov/contact/

https://www.health.ny.gov/contact/contact_information/

New York State Center for School Health website  

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