March 5, 2020

Superintendent Message Re: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 2, 2020

SAS Community:

We would like to take this opportunity to reach out with regard to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Saline Area Schools is in close communication with the Washtenaw County Health Department and will continue to follow their guidance and recommendations regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. 

We want to remind our school community that the best ways to prevent the spread of Coronavirus are the same as preventing the cold and flu, and include:=

Frequently washing your hands with soap and water.

Covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough.

Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

Staying home when you are sick.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend the use of face masks for the general public.

The safety, health, and well-being of our students, staff and school community will, as always, continue to be our priority. We will continue monitoring the development of COVID-19 and plan accordingly in partnership with local, state, and federal health and government officials.

We have attached a fact sheet from the Washtenaw County Health Department with additional information. If you would like to learn more about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit www.michigan.gov/coronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. 

Further, it is very important for all of us to speak up against racism as it relates to the Coronavirus.  Learn more about this by reading the entire article from Teaching Tolerance, “Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus”.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Karan Hervey, SAS District Nurse, 734-401-4160 or hervekar@salineschools.org.

 

Sincerely,

Scot A. Graden

Superintendent