SSD Health Update: Keeping an eye on the national news.
Posted 02/28/2020 11:55AM

With the safety and well-being of students always in mind, the District has been keeping a close eye on the coronavirus outbreak around the globe. The District has procedures in place for reportable or communicable illnesses, including the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

There are currently NO reported cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID -19) connected to the Springfield School District or the state of Pennsylvania at this time.

The District will continue to monitor this situation and work closely with the Delaware County Department of Intercommunity Health Coordination (ICH) and the PA Department of Health. If there were a confirmed case of the coronavirus in our community, guidance and information would immediately be distributed to our families.

Please see the additional important information below from the Centers for Disease Control and PA Department of Health:

o   Some people who have traveled to places where many people have gotten sick with COVID-19 may be monitored by health officials to protect their health and the health of other people in the community.

o   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.

o   Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

o   Stay home when you are sick.

o   Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

o   Utilize a bent elbow to shield a sneeze if a tissue or cloth is not available

Useful links:

Centers for Disease Control: Know the facts about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors

PA Department of Health: Frequently asked questions about coronavirus