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COVID-19 Update
Deb Evans RN, BS
Monday, March 09, 2020

It has been 1 week since I posted information regarding COVID-19. As you have seen in the news the virus appears to have become widespread now within our country. Three cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds said Sunday. All three individuals with COVID-19 recently took a cruise in Egypt before returning home to Johnson County in Iowa. Although there has been case in Iowa we have not had any confirmed or presumptive cases within our Community or County at this time. West Harrison Community Schools is continuing to monitor National and local coverage of the COVID-19 virus and will update you should any changes come about that may impact our Community or Schools. Be assured should a case of COVID-19 be confirmed or presumptive within our community we will be instructed and follow the recommendation and direction from the County Health Department. In the meantime what you can do to help prevent the spread of any virus is:

 Avoid close contact with sick people
 Frequent handwashing with soap
 Stay at home if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms
 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
 Individuals with chronic health issues and/or individuals experiencing severe symptoms should be evaluated by a medical professional.

As a reminder, please do not send your child to school if they are feeling sick. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of our students and staff. The CDC has said the current risk of local transmission is low. The West Harrison Community School District will continue to monitor the situation and obtain updates from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Deb Evans, RN,BS
School Nurse
West Harrison Community Schools
410 Pine Street
Mondamin, IA 51557