Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Posted by Union Grove ISD on 3/12/2020 3:00:00 PM

Dear UGISD community,

Union Grove ISD continues to monitor the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic daily.  

Any decisions that may need to be made regarding a change to school operations will be done with guidance from Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health officials, along with guidance and direction from the authorities at TEA and Region VII. 

During the break, Union Grove ISD cleaned and disinfected buildings including sanitizing all facilities, buses and vehicles.  We will continue this program daily to slow the spread of germs.

Based on current information, health officials are recommending schools take these steps to protect against coronavirus and to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses like the common cold or the flu:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover the mouth and nose with the inside of the elbow when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when sick.

 

Links to Coronavirus information:

Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Texas Department of State Health Services: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

Union Grove ISD will continue to monitor this situation and update periodically.  Please know that the safety and well-being of students and staff will guide the decision-making process moving forward.

 

Kelly Moore, Superintendent of Schools

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