We are aware of the concern among our families and the community regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Our goal is always to keep parents and families informed and up-to-date with information.
At this time, there are NO diagnoses of coronavirus in Kentucky. State health officials believe the risk to Kentuckians is very low. State and local health departments are prepared to address the issue if a confirmed case is identified.
What Harrison County Public Schools is doing:
Our schools are prepared to deal with outbreaks of illness, such as the flu, and have done so for many years. The coronavirus is new, but the same responses and procedures used during outbreaks of flu are the same responses and procedures outlined by health officials as the best way to prevent the spread of this new illness.
Our school district remains in close communication with local, state and national health care agencies regarding updates and recommendations. We continue to follow enhanced procedures designed to prevent the spread of flu and all respiratory illnesses. This includes deep cleaning and sanitizing of classrooms and frequently shared surfaces throughout our school buildings and on our buses.
What can you do?
- Wash your hands, using soap and warm water, for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a disposable tissue, or cough or sneeze into your elbow (not your hand).
- Stay home if you don’t feel well. Don’t go to school or work when you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Get a flu shot if you haven’t already had one this season.
Additional information is available on the Kentucky Cabinet for Family and Health Services website, which is updated as new information becomes available:
HCPS is committed to the safety, health and well-being of the students entrusted to our care. We pledge to continue working with health professionals and our families toward that shared goal.