Protection & Prevention
Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like Coronavirus Disease 2019 by avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering your mouth when coughing and sneezing; avoiding touching eyes, nose., and mouth; and washing your hands with soap and water.
Students or staff who may have been exposed
Health officials assure us that a member of the Person County Public Health Division will notify someone if they are at risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
If you believe you or an immediate family member may have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) please call your local health department. In Person County, you can call 336-597-2204. You should also call your doctor to tell them about your situation. Please do not go out in public until you have spoken to the health department.
State and federal law prohibits the school system from sharing confidential information about students and employees. While we understand that parents may have concerns, they do not have the legal right to know information about a student or staff member’s country of origin, health status, places traveled or family members.
Precautions to prevent the spread of germs
County and State health officials have assured us that we should maintain our regular, routine cleaning procedures in our schools. Additionally, our Custodial Services have been in contact with our cleaning supplies vendor and have verified the sanitizers we use exceed the CDCs recommendations for cleaning and sanitation supplies.
The CDC and NC Department of Health and Human Services emphasize the importance of good hygiene practices and maintaining normal cleaning routines to fight germs and prevent the spread of illnesses like:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
- Keeping your child home if they have had a fever, used fever-reducing medication, or experienced symptoms of illness within the past 24 hours
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 (Coronavirus). People should only wear a mask if a healthcare professional recommends it.
Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).
Please know that if your student comes to school wearing a facemask, school staff are not responsible for ensuring the student continues to wear it or wears it properly.
Every school has a cleaning plan in place to provide regular and routine cleaning with an approved product throughout the school day, including high contact areas like doorknobs and classrooms. Additionally, our Custodial Services have been in contact with our cleaning supplies vendor and have verified the sanitizers we use exceed the CDCs recommendations for cleaning and sanitation supplies. We have custodial staff on-site cleaning throughout the day.
We are prepared to provide additional cleaning to our schools, buses, and facilities if we are notified that someone in our school system tests positive or presumptive positive for COVID-19 or if health officials recommend it.