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.