COVID-19 Reopening Resources

A MESSAGE TO OUR SCHOOL FAMILY AND COMMUNITY

We have been closely following and monitoring the information and guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Kentucky Department of Public Health, and the Todd County Health Department, with additional guidance and recommendations from the Kentucky Department of Education.

 

Prevention to keep students and staff healthy and safe remains our priority. Our intention is to provide factual information about COVID-19 and tips on reducing the spread of disease, as well as prevent the spread of misinformation.

 

Our schools are prepared to deal with outbreaks of illness, such as the flu, and have done so for many years. COVID-19 is a new strain, but the same responses and procedures used during outbreaks of flu are the same responses and procedures outlined by health officials as the best way to prevent the spread of this illness.

Prevention

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • 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.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • 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.

 

If you have cold-like symptoms, you can help protect others by doing the following

  • stay home while you are sick
  • avoid close contact with others
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
  • clean and disinfect objects and surfaces

 

For the most current recommendations from the CDC visit, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

 

For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) symptoms website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html.

Symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

 

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • cough
  • fever
  • shortness of breath

 

For more information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) symptoms website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html.

Reopen KDE KDE REOPENING GUIDELINES
 
 
Student EnrollmentTodd County Schools 2020-2021 Enrollment
  • ALL parents and guardians must register at their individual school for each child, deciding which option is best is for your family.
  • Students and families who are new to the district, please contact your individual school to schedule an appointment to enroll your students.
Todd County Preschool Enrollment and Summer Preschool Screening 2020-2021
  • To schedule a preschool screening appointment, parents/guardians should call the Todd County Board of Education at 270-265-2436.
  • Preschool screenings will be conducted through parent interview. The Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition (ASQ-3), Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social Emotional, Second Edition ASQ:SE-2 and Household and Income Form for Preschool Eligibility will be mailed home to parents who have a scheduled appointment. A staff member will call to interview parents on the questions over the phone. The screeners are being mailed home so parents are familiar with the items prior to the interview.
  • Once the questionnaires are scored, parents/guardians will be contacted with the results and next steps. Students with articulation concerns based on the questionnaire will complete an in-person screening once preschool is in session.
  • Parents/guardians of children who qualify based on the questionnaires will come to North Todd Elementary on the scheduled screening date of July 22 at their assigned time. They may pick up preschool packets at the Board of Education in advance or can get a packet at the screening site. A staff member will be located at the front of the school building for parents to check in and obtain a preschool packet if needed. If parents need to complete paperwork, they will park and complete it. Once their paperwork is complete, parents will drive to the preschool wing to drop off completed paperwork and required documents (birth certificate, shot records, physical, and verification of residency).
  • Once parents/guardians submit all required documentation, they will sign a Preschool Pre-referral Form and their child will be enrolled in preschool for interventions or as at-risk (income eligible).
  • Vision and hearing screenings will take place for qualifying children when preschool is in session.
  • Parents of children who do not qualify for preschool through the parent interview will be given the option of signing their child up for a future in-person screening once preschool begins.

STAY UP TO DATE

 

COVID-19 in Kentucky is being maintained on the DPH’s website.

 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s webpage includes guidance on the virus and resources for K-12 schools.

 

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services’ COVID-19 webpage includes information from the CDC and will be updated as information becomes available.

 

The COVID-19 state hotline: 

1.800.722.5725

RESOURCES

 

National, state, and local health officials all recommend universal precautions such as proper hand washing and hygiene as the best way to prevent the spread of any disease. See the CDC's 

recommendations on proper handwashing (video included).

 

About COVID-19

 

Know the Facts

 

Share the Facts

 

Public Precautions

 

Stop the spread of germs

 

Home Quarantine Guidance

 

Social Distancing for COVID-19

 

How it spreads

 

Symptoms

 

Prevention and Treatment

 

Stigma and COVID-19

 

What to do if you are sick

 

Frequently asked questions