Information on CO-VID 2019 for TVSC Parents, Guardians, and Community
March 10, 2020
Dear Parent or Guardian,
Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation (TVSC) officials receive frequent updates and guidance from the Indiana Department of Education, Indiana State Department of Health and are in close contact with the Fulton and Kosciusko County Health Departments regarding the recent outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
According to the Indiana State Department of Health, “CO-Vid 19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”
Make sure your students know how to cover their coughs and sneezes by coughing or sneezing into their sleeve, and to wash their hands appropriately. They should not be sharing food or drinks with other students, and should avoid touching their faces, eyes, nose, and mouths. If your child is sick, please keep them home. If at any time they have a temperature of over 100 degrees F, they need to be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication (like Tylenol or ibuprofen) before returning to school. This is always the case for school attendance, but is especially important during this time. Any student known to have had a fever less than 24 hours prior will be sent home.
TVSC would encourage our parents and the community to join us in the precautions, to work together in the general information awareness efforts and the everyday actions we can all take as prevention methods as recommended by the Indiana State Department of Health. TVSC has also increased the amount and frequency of the environmental cleaning of surfaces most touched as a deterrent in the spread of any illness, especially during this season.
TVSC will provide any urgent updates or concerns as we receive them. For additional questions, please contact your school nurse or family health provider.