Update: February 3, 2020
Dear Keyes Union School District Parents,
We are monitoring the novel coronavirus and want to provide you with an update. The Stanislaus County Office of Education contacted the Stanislaus County Public Health Department and according to Dr. Julie Vaishampayan, Stanislaus County Public Health Officer, there are no cases in our county and the immediate health risk to the general public in Stanislaus County and the whole United States is very low at this time. If this information changes, our schools will be notified.
To date there has been one individual in Los Angeles County, one individual in Orange County, two in Santa Clara County, and two in San Benito County. This brings the total to six in the State, that have tested positive for novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV). This information is confirmed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the Orange County Health Care Agency, and the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
At this time, no other persons infected with 2019-nCoV have been identified in California. The CDPH is monitoring for any additional cases that may occur in California, to ensure that persons can be safely and effectively evaluated for this novel virus.
The Keyes School District is advising parents, as we always do, to not send your child to school if they are sick. If you, your child, or family recently traveled to or from Wuhan, China, we also ask that you take extra precautions and seek a medical evaluation from your doctor before returning to school.
As with any virus, especially during the flu season, there are a number of steps you can take to protect your health and those around you:
- Washing hands with soap and water.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses.
- If someone does become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough, they should stay away from work, school or other people to avoid spreading illness.
Dr. Helio Brasil