The Idaho State Board of Education announced that
all schools in the state of Idaho would be closed until April 20, 2020.
What Is Vallivue Doing To Protect Students And Staff?
- Canceling ALL athletics and activities through April 6th including all extra-curricular activities.
- Suspending ALL visitors and volunteers until further notice.
- Canceling programs that could compel students or staff to attend school when sick such as perfect attendance.
- Enforcing Health Guidelines and sending home students as indicated.
- Encouraging ALL students and staff to stay home when ill and to not return for 24 hours after the fever is absent without taking fever-reducing medication.
- Communicating frequently with Southwest District Health epidemiologists.
- Educating students, staff, and families on prevention strategies and signs of illness.
- Cleaning and disinfecting commonly used surfaces routinely.
- Planning for extended school closure.
What Families Can Do To Help Protect Vallivue Students And Staff?
- Stay-cation -Consider rescheduling out-of-state Spring Break vacations.
- Avoid large gatherings where person-person contact (within 6 feet) occurs.
- Be vigilant in monitoring your family’s health for signs of illness upon return from Spring Break and keep your child home if symptoms are present.
- Keep your child at home when signs of illness are present. Children generally present with mild symptoms, including cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, and cough. Vomiting and diarrhea have also been reported.
- Practice prevention strategies at home, including handwashing, respiratory hygiene, and not touching your face.
- Plan for the possibility of extended school closure. Talk with your employer about sick leave and telework options in case you need to stay home with your child. Consider planning for alternate childcare arrangements.
Symptoms of COVID-19
- Shortness of Breath
- Children may exhibit mild symptoms: fever, runny nose, and cough and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea.