Posted Date: 03/10/2020
Keeping students and staff safe is a primary focus of Chanute Public Schools. In the event of an outbreak of any contagious disease, including the Coronavirus (COVID-19), School District Nurse Kathy Martin and the district will follow public health partners’ lead on any quarantine, closures or other health measures as necessary.
Nurse Martin is keeping in contact with the Neosho County Health Department, and staying abreast of updates from the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment, and the Centers for Disease Control. The district’s response plan will be updated as new facts and recommendations are released from KDHE.
“My staff and I evaluate students, as we always have, for symptoms of influenza and fever. We follow up on students that have been sent home and on students who return with a doctor’s note. We will continue to stress hand washing, covering coughs and staying home when sick,” Martin said.
District teachers and staff will continue preventative practices at school and encourage parents to follow these healthy habits at home with their children. Remind students of everyday actions they can take to slow the spread of germs and prevent illness.
Families who have additional questions about COVID-19, can view the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Fact Sheet from KDHE. The fact sheet includes information about the virus, symptoms and severity, and how to protect others.