Coronavirus Precautions


Coronavirus Update:

As news continues to emerge regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Jasper City Schools wants to remind staff, students, and families that washing your hands, covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing, and remaining at home when sick or feverish are the best ways to prevent the spread of flu or other respiratory illnesses. This information will be reiterated to students in the days leading up to spring break.

Should your family plan to travel during Spring Break to an area with known COVID-19 cases, please notify the principal.

The Jasper City Schools and other school systems across the nation have been advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to "plan and prepare." The system will be coordinating efforts with local authorities, including the City of Jasper,  the Walker County Health Department, State Department of Education,  the Alabama Public Health Department, as well as the Walker County Emergency Management Agency, to ensure a continuity of efforts.  Jasper Mayor David O’Mary and his team have offered their assistance and support.

It is important to remind families that students who are showing symptoms of fever or other illness should not come to school while sick. Additionally, families are encouraged to provide updated contact information through your child's school office.

Good Health Practices:

• Wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;

• Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap is not available;

• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash;

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands;

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick;

• Stay home while you have a fever or experience illness;

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

While the system is being proactive in its approach, these messages are not intended to cause alarm, but to keep students and staff healthy and safe. JCS will be providing information on the website to keeping families and staff informed. Prevention remains our priority.

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