23rd COVID death Moore County

As fears escalate regarding the spread of Coronavirus in the United States, Moore County Schools published a statement on its website on its monitoring of the virus.

“Moore County Schools is closely monitoring information about the Coronavirus as it develops,” said the school district.  “A district administration official attends weekly update calls with the North Carolina Communicable Disease Branch and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Moore County Schools also receives alerts from national and local health agencies, and staff are staying in close contact with the Director of Nursing at the County Health Department. Each week, school nurses meet to discuss the latest updates on the spread of the virus, the symptoms to look for, and clinical signs and precautions that are used in hospital settings. The Office of Student Support Services is monitoring school-sponsored out-of-state student travel.”

Senior staff and members of the Office of Student Support Services met Monday to go over the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of North Carolina and the Moore County Health Department. 

The statement said the school district “has a detailed Pandemic Influenza Plan that has been and will continue to be utilized in the event of a coronavirus spread to North Carolina and our community.”

Each school has a supply of disinfectant that kills the virus. Disinfecting the schools for the Coronavirus is the same for killing other viruses such as MRSA, influenza, and H1N1, said the statement.

Moore County Schools is advising the public to listen to health officials and take the same precautionary steps you would use to prevent the spread of the common cold and flu. 

“As with all precautionary measures, students and staff should frequently and thoroughly wash their hands and avoid touching their faces as much as possible,” said the district.  “In addition, we encourage parents to keep their child at home if he or she has a fever of 100 degrees or higher and to keep them at home until they are fever free for 24 hours without medication.”

Please click here for information on protecting yourself from contracting Coronavirus.

The North Carolina Division of Public Health has established a call line at 1-866-462-3821 to address general questions about Coronavirus from the public.

Here are a few additional resources provided by Moore County Schools about Coronavirus:

https://epi.dph.ncdhhs.gov/cd/diseases/COVID19.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://www.moorecountync.gov/news/575-2019-novel-coronavirus?r=2019+Novel+Coronavirus+Information

 

Feature photo via CDC.

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