A message from the Norwalk City School District:
School districts in our area, across Ohio, and throughout the nation are paying close attention to the global spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our district team is monitoring the situation and preparing multiple response options.
We are working closely with the Huron County Public Health
Department and will continue to do so. Schools in our area have been dealing
with many cases of influenza. Thankfully, the same precautions taken to prevent
the spread of the flu will also help decrease the spread of other diseases,
including the Novel Coronavirus.
The best preventative measures at this time, against both the
influenza and corona viruses, are good hygiene practices:
Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the bend of your
Regularly wash your hands (for at least 20 seconds) or
use a hand sanitizer in between washes
Do not share cups, water bottles, forks, spoons, etc.
Stay home from work or school if you are feeling sick
Clean frequently touched surfaces.
Throughout cold and flu season, our maintenance and custodial
crews have made additional efforts to clean and disinfect touchable surfaces
such as desks, doorknobs, lockers, tables and restrooms. We will continue these
efforts as precautionary measures.
situation continues to develop, the Norwalk City School District will follow
the guidance of local, state and national experts. Reliable information can be
found through these agencies and organizations:
Huron County Public Health
Ohio Department of Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
As additional information and updates become available, the
Norwalk City School District will share them with students, staff, parents and
guardians. In the meantime, we encourage all parents to have age-appropriate
discussions with their children about proper hygiene habits.