Ways the COVID 19 virus can spread:
According to the CDC, the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person: between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet); through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Also, the virus can be spread by touching infected surfaces then touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Information to date suggests that 2019-nCoV causes mild-to-moderate illness and symptoms like the flu, including fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
For more information see the CDC and NYSDOH websites
How to Stay Healthy while at Home
- Wash your hands at least for 20 seconds frequently.
- Social distancing from others that are outside your home.
- Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
- Get at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week.
- Get enough sleep.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Manage your stress.
NYS EDUCATION LAW
The New York State Education Department requires a Health Examination (on the approved NYSED Student Health Examination Form for School) for all students entering the district for the first time and when entering Pre-K or Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade, 7th grade, 9th grade and 11th grade.