Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Posted on 03/03/2020

March 3, 2020

Dear Union Community,

Our Union Elementary School District Administration has been closely monitoring developments on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). While the threat remains low in the United States currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this week, advised the American public to prepare for the possible spread of infection in the U.S. Among other recommendations, the CDC suggested schools begin preparing action plans in the event of an outbreak.

As a reminder, there was a single, isolated case of COVID-19 identified in Maricopa County last month. The County currently has zero cases of the virus and no evidence of any community spread. We encourage Union families and staff to visit www.maricopa.gov/coronavirus for the most current and accurate information.

Union Elementary School District Plan of Action

Maricopa County Department of Public Health has issued preventative recommendations for schools, which include enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs. With that guidance, Union Elementary will work with our custodial vendor and head custodians to ensure these protocols are followed.

The best strategy against COVID-19 or any other respiratory virus is a preventative strategy. Here are measures we can all take to prevent the spread of illness:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick and keep sick children home as well.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze, then immediately discard any tissues.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Further Resources

The following official websites are good sources of additional information:

Union Elementary School District will keep you updated with any developments that could impact our families or schools.

Sincerely,
Union Elementary School District #62

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