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:
- The risk of getting COVID-19 in the U.S. is currently very low.
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.
- Some simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy:
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
• 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