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COVID-19 Awareness & Information

 

Updated 5/8/20

Putnam City Schools has been monitoring the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak.  We are following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for schools.  We are also working closely with the OKC-County Health Department to stay informed and prepared.  Putnam City Schools is prepared with a Virus Response Plan for all levels of response, should we need it.  We are currently at an awareness level.

What we are doing:
  • Custodial staff is continuing to disinfect classrooms and buses.
  • Custodial staff is continuing to clean common touch areas such as doorknobs, handrails, and other areas students touch frequently throughout the day.
  • Employees are reminding students to wash hands often and to use other preventative actions below.
  • Administration is communicating the most up-to-date information with staff and parents.
What you can do:
  • Keep your child at home per CDC and local guidance. 
  • Teach your child correct hand washing techniques.
  • Talk to your child about washing their hands frequently. See the CDC hand washing video here.

The most important communication at this time, is preventative information from the CDC.  CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including the flu.   

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with people.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home according to CDC and local guidance.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
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