March 11, 2020
Dear Shelbyville CUSD #4 Students, Staff and Families,
To this date, there have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19, commonly called the Coronavirus in Shelby County. Even though there are not any positive cases at this time, the health and safety of our students continues to be the school district’s top priority. Shelbyville CUSD #4 has reached out to the Shelby County Public Health Department for guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and other infectious diseases. Based on this guidance, district schools will do the following:
- Complete a daily full disinfecting of hard contact surfaces. For example: door handles, water fountains, desk tops, bus seats, etc.
- Discuss with students the importance of frequently and correctly washing hands before touching face, eyes, mouth, and nose.
- Schedule hand washing times throughout the school day for elementary students.
As part of this guidance from the health department, we are also asking for your help to combat the spread of infectious diseases. Please do the following:
- If you suspect your child is ill, take their temperature before sending them to school. This must be done without taking a fever reducer like Tylenol or Advil. If their temperature is 100 degrees or higher, keep them home and contact your physician and communicate with the school.
- Encourage your child to wash their hands frequently. When washing hands, medical professionals encourage individuals to wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
To see complete recommendations to schools from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDHP), please access their website at www.dph.illinois.gov. We will continue to closely monitor recommendations regarding coronavirus and will update you as soon as there are any significant changes in recommendations for schools. Thank you for your support in helping keep our school community healthy.
Shelbyville CUSD #4