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Clark County School District says it has coronavirus emergency plan

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Posted at 6:33 PM, Feb 27, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — With new coronavirus cases continuing to be reported in the United States and around the world, the Clark County School District has shared its information on the virus when it comes to the district.

CCSD has joined the Southern Nevada Health District to provide the below community flyer. It says they also have an emergency operation plan that includes a response in the event schools are impacted by the virus.

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With any illness, the district said it asks parents not to send students to school if they may be sick. And keeping a sick child at home will benefit the health and wellness of students and staff.

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CCSD continued to say it uses cleaning products year-round that are suitable for disinfecting and wiping down all common areas to stop the spread of germs.

Additionally, the Southern Nevada Health District conducts regular emergency exercises with both its public and private response partners.

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The district said it is currently flu and respiratory season. The SNHD and CDC recommend individuals get a flu vaccine, take everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs and to take antivirals if prescribed.

Additional recommendations from the SNHD include:

-Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
-If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
-Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
-Covering your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
-Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Additional information and updates are also available from the SNHD here.