The Dell Rapids Public School wants parents to know that we are aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat and we have initiated a plan. Although information suggests a low immediate health risk, an obligation exists to ensure DRPS is prepared to both prevent and mitigate the virus. Regardless of the specific virus, components of our plan will have multiple functions. We know that general health practices are simply best practice for keeping students healthy, and the exploration of remote learning days, will also be considered for use during weather related emergencies (snow days).
Each building is working to distribute age-appropriate prevention information and our facilities will now be cleaned with a formula that has been proven to kill COVID-19. We really want to stress the simplistic, yet important advice from the Department of Health.
- Students should stay home when they are sick
- Cover your cough
- Practice good hand washing
Finally, I’ve included documents that are worth taking a look at. There is an abundance of COVID-19 information available, however I trust the CDC’s research and believe it provides us the most up-to-date information.