Dear Kirbyville CISD Family,
Resources for Corona Virus (COVID-19)
In the midst of today’s headlines about COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease), Kirbyville CISD is reaching out to local health officials to stay up to date on information about COVID-19 and preventative measures that can help protect from infection. The KCISD Administrative Team met with Curt Joiner, the Director of Emergency Preparedness for the Jasper Newton County Public Health District, in order to gain more information on how we can help our students, staff, and community to be better prepared.
How COVID-19 Spreads
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Health officials are recommending our community to make a deliberate effort to take the following steps to protect against the spread of any illness, including COVID-19:
If you are sick, stay home from school.
Avoid close contact with those who are already sick.
Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of your arm.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Consult the CDC webpage for further guidance.
While a new type of illness can be scary, we can protect our students, teachers, and the broader community by using simple everyday actions that protect people from other types of respiratory viruses. Our teachers, school nurses, and staff are working carefully to encourage these simple and effective habits to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.