March 5, 2020
Dear Madison Families,
The news is changing continually as I write this letter in regards to the Coronavirus known as COVID-19. We are aware of the concern that many of you have right now regarding its impact in our country but even more importantly our own community. We have received daily updates from the Lake County General Health District and are staying informed about the virus through them and the Center for Disease Control.
At this point there are no known cases of the coronavirus in our area; however there are still steps that we can take to be vigilant and proactive in regard to the health and wellness in our schools. I have attached the link to the Ohio Department of Health which provides the latest information regarding COVID-19. This site also links to the CDC. https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/covid-19
Please know that our custodial staff disinfects the common areas of the building daily. This includes bathrooms, sinks, drinking fountains, and the clinics. We also clean regularly classroom surfaces such as doors, desks, and chairs. We are continually evaluating our process to help contain the spread of germs. In addition we regularly disinfect our buildings with an EPA approved disinfectant. We have also done this with our busses.
As families, you can help by reinforcing the importance of proper hand-washing as we will do with all our students. In addition, keeping your children home when they are sick also will help contain the spread of not only COVID-19 but many other viral diseases such as the flu. Keep your child home if they have a fever. In order to return to school, they must be fever free without the use of Tylenol or Ibuprofen for 24 hours.
Providing a safe and healthy learning environment is a priority in the Madison Local Schools, and we will continue to stay on top of the information regarding COVID-19 and how it impacts the health and wellness of not only our schools, but also our community.