Coronavirus – Information

BSD send out the following updates and they come directly from the Department of Public Health regarding the virus in Washington State.

  • Coronavirus symptoms include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, possibly a headache and maybe a fever, which can last for a couple of days.
  • For those with a weakened immune system, the elderly and the very young, there’s a chance the virus could cause a lower, and much more serious, respiratory tract illness like a pneumonia or bronchitis.
  • Prevention of spread of the 2019-nCoV virus (and other respiratory viruses) includes:

-Handwashing (soap and water scrub for at least 20 seconds is best)

-Covering coughs and sneezes

-Staying home when sick

Questions and Answers about 2019-nCoV in Washington: here

In Traditional Chinese: here

In Simplified Chinese: here

Why the current exposure risk is low from 2019-nCoV in Washington: here

Situation and Travel updates from the CDC: here

As a district we take safety very seriously. This is also flu season, so an opportune time for a reminder about health care practices.  Please use your best judgement when sending your child to school. If they appear sick and/or are running a fever, please allow them to stay home and rest.