Wagoner NEWS

March 6, 2020

Dear Parents and Families, 

You have likely seen a lot of recent media attention on the Coronavirus. Wagoner Public Schools will continue communicating with the Oklahoma State Department of Health on student/staff illnesses.  Also, Wagoner Public Schools will follow the direction of the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Wagoner County Emergency Management, City of Wagoner Police Department, and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for prevention measures and emergency management IF an outbreak WERE to occur. As of today Oklahoma does not have any positive cases per Oklahoma State Department of Health. The following information is provided to help prevent the transmission and spread of coronavirus. 

The virus, like many other illnesses including the flu, is spread between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) via coughing or sneezing. The same good health habits that prevent other viruses like the flu, also prevent the spread of Coronavirus and decrease the risk of getting sick:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, with 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
Cough into a tissue or your elbow (not your hand), then throw tissue away and wash your hands.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid contact with people who are sick and stay home when you are sick.
Keep students home if they are running a temperature or they report not feeling well or appear weak or ill.
Consult your healthcare provider if you or your child has health conditions that put you at increased risk.
We all have a role to play in keeping students, staff, and families healthy and safe. You can help by staying informed, practicing good hygiene, and staying home or keeping children home if they have been running a fever or are exhibiting signs of a fever.

Wagoner Public Schools will continue to encourage our students to have healthy habits while at school and disinfect our schools with the Clorox machines located in each building. We are committed to keeping you informed and working with you to keep our school community safe.

Amanda Albin, BSN, RN
Wagoner Public Schools District Nurse