This is a message from the Granville County Public School System.
GCPS is working closely with our partners at the NC Department of Health and Human Services, our local Health Department, GCPS School Nurses, local health care experts, and the Granville County Emergency Management Services to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), influenza, and common cold in our community. GCPS is focused on keeping our schools extra-clean and healthy! Please help us by following the guidelines listed below provided by the NCDHHS:
A North Carolina individual has tested presumptively positive for novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The person is doing well and is in isolation at home. This is an isolated case, and COVID-19 is currently not widespread in North Carolina.
It is important to make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources like the CDC and NCDHHS. To learn more about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and NCDHHS’ website at www.ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus.
Be aware and use everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses including the common cold, flu and COVID-19:
- 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.
- 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.
Be thoughtful about what you read or hear about the virus and make sure you are separating rumor from fact before you act.
As our GCEMS Safety Officer, Reba Duke, said, “Focus on prevention, not panic. And wash those hands! “