We recognize continuing concerns in our community about the possible spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and want to advise our patrons that the District is closely monitoring new developments and following the guidance of health officials to protect all our patrons, students, and employees.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the immediate risk to the general U.S. public is considered low at this time. Staff frequently cleans and disinfects surfaces with the approved chemicals for this virus, and we are continuing to work with the DuPage County Health Department to reinforce preventive steps to reduce thespread of illnesses in our facilities, such as handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home when sick, and keeping children home when they are sick.
Our planning for COVID-19is focused on specific steps necessary to maintain a safe environment for our patrons, students, employees, and to ensure we are well equipped and prepared to adjust operations in the event the situation changes.
These are public health actions that are proven to slow the spread of emerging respiratory diseases like COVID-19. Preventive measures that individuals and families should follow;
- Voluntary Home Isolation: Stay home when you are sick with fever and respiratory disease (runny nose, sneezing, chest congestion,coughing or shortness of breath) symptoms. Employees must be fever free(without the use of fever reducing medicine) for at least 24 hours before returning to work. At the present time, these symptoms are more likely due to influenza or other respiratory viruses than to COVID-19-related virus. Seek medical attention as needed.
- Respiratory Etiquette: Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash can.
- Hand Hygiene: Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom;before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, § use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60 percent to 95 percent alcohol.
- Environmental Health Action: Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
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Thank you for your continued support and cooperation in staying home if you are sick, keeping students who are sick at home, and taking other recommended steps to stay healthy.