White Settlement ISD is actively collaborating with the Tarrant County Public Health Department, Centers for Disease Control and Texas Department of State Health Services regarding the Coronavirus. No cases have been suspected among our WSISD students and staff.
The Coronavirus is believed to be spread through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes, much in the way the flu and other respiratory viruses are spread. You may also acquire the virus by touching contaminated objects or surfaces then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Symptoms are thought to appear within 2 to 14 days after exposure and consist of fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
The CDC states that doing the following can reduce your risk of getting sick. These are activities you should always do to reduce risk of getting many illnesses.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when you cannot wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with others who are sick.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue then throw away immediately after.
- Frequently disinfect all touch surfaces and objects.
- Stay home when you are sick. Keeping a sick child at home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child an opportunity to rest and recover.
WSISD partners with GermBlast to routinely disinfect all schools and facilities in addition to the daily cleaning by our custodial staff with hospital grade cleaning supplies. GermBlast sanitized all facilities this past weekend as an added precaution.
In the event we receive information that impacts our students and staff, we will communicate with you immediately.
- Tarrant County Public Health
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention