District Leadership along with local health professionals met this morning to discuss next steps moving forward to address concerns about Coronavirus. We want to ensure our stakeholders that our medical community is ready to face this challenge. During the past few weeks professionals from Marcum and Wallace Hospital, Estill County Health Department and local clinics have made sure proper protocols are in place to meet the needs of Estill County. The Department for Public Health is hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 12th from 10:30 to 12:00 to discuss COVID-19 and community recommendations. Members of our staff will be on hand to hear the most recent recommendations
During the meeting this morning, the following topics were addressed:
The safety and welfare of our students and staff will be our first priority.
Finally, The State of Kentucky has created a dedicated website for distribution of information and news concerning Coronavirus/COVID19.
The website address is:
Prevention Guidelines for Coronavirus:
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website
For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers
The State has also established a hotline that anyone can call to ask questions concerning COVID19. That number is:
Stay safe and be vigilant.
Jeff Saylor, Superintendent
Estill County Schools