COVID-19 Information

Edmonson County Schools wants everyone to be educated about the spread of COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus). Below are links to more data about it and information about how to prevent it.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. – CDC website: general information, updated cases in real time. – Proper technique for effective handwashing. Factsheet


What we are doing:

We request everyone not to panic but we are being vigilant and communicative based on health department, KDE and the Governor’s guidance

We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of healthcare experts

Continual meetings at district level as well as with community leaders and health departments

We have NTI instruction and have met with our instructional team on how to implement for a longer period of time. We are ready to roll out extended NTI if needed, but will also need to be granted a waiver from KDE to utilize more than 10 days and our Legislatures are currently working to make this happen, if needed.    

We are ordering and will be providing additional hand sanitizing stations in each building

We are allowing additional and extended restroom breaks to assist with hand washing

All classrooms have viewed proper hand washing procedures video

Our staff is trained in specific on-line forums which will be used to conduct staff meetings in event of school closure

Daily cleaning of school and buses and increased cleaning efforts (We are bringing in additional custodial help to assist)

Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, light switches, countertops) with the cleaners typically used.

Follow procedures to ensure students and staff who become sick at school or arrive at school sick are sent home as soon as possible

Keep sick students and staff separate from well students and staff until they can leave

Any decision to close schools in response to the Coronavirus (as with any other public health concern) will be based on guidance and input from public health professionals within our local and regional health department