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Coronavirus Disease- What APS Families Need to Know

From Meria Carstarphen - APS Super Via Twitter and APS Blog 

Amid national, global concerns about #Coronavirus,

stands at ready to implement emergency management plans & teleschooling. #SafetyFirst Learn more and do your part for student & family health at:

https://atlsuper.com/2020/02/27/coronavirus-disease-what-aps-families-need-to-know/

"During times of crisis, nothing is more important in Atlanta Public Schools than the safety, security, and well-being of our students, families, and employees. I want to assure everyone that APS is closely monitoring all developments related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).

As described by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that mainly spreads from person to person (within about six feet) through coughs and sneezes. The virus that causes COVID-19 was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. You can access the CDC aPage here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

The World Health Organization https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

provides a few protective measures against the new coronavirus:

  1. Wash hands frequently
  2. Maintain social distancing – at least three feet from anyone who is coughing or sneezing
  3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  4. Practice respiratory hygiene (cover your mouth and nose with bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze)
  5. If you experience symptoms, get medical care early!