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How Your Schools Are Responding to Coronavirus
How Your Schools Are Responding to Coronavirus
Dan Cox
Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Dear Staunton Schools Students, Staff and Families,

The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority, so we want to share with you information that the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has published for schools throughout the state. 

The good news at this time is that the health risk to the general public from coronavirus remains low. Currently, the IDPH recommends schools hold classes and events as usual, and follow routine cleaning and disinfecting procedures; no special measures are necessary. In regards to our procedures, last year the District invested in new and improved cleaning equipment in the Clorox Total 360 Electrostatic Sprayers. To learn more about how this investment helps keep our students and schools healthy click here.

The IDPH also recommends the best way to protect against coronavirus is by taking the same everyday precautions against getting sick in general. These include:

·       Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

·       Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

·       Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

·       Staying home when you are sick.

·       Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

·       Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

To see the complete recommendations to schools from IDPH, please click here. 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 to keep our school community healthy.

Be the Difference,


Dan W. Cox, Superintendent of Schools