As Covid-19 continues to spread and public health officials have offered guidance for schools, the West Point Consolidated School District is taking the following steps in our public health response to protect our students, staff, and families:
- We are asking any students or employees who have traveled on a cruise ship or out of the country, quarantine themselves for 14 days before returning to school. Students or employees who will not be returning to school for 14 days for this reason are asked to notify their school and/or supervisor immediately;
- Canceling all out of state travel for students and employees until further notice;
- Limiting assemblies and large group gatherings, including field trips which will be evaluated on a case by case basis;
- Limiting visitors to school campuses until further notice.
Our schools will be adding hand sanitizer in the hallways. We are emphasizing the importance of hand washing with students and staff. We are disinfecting high-touch surfaces routinely, such as, desks, doorknobs, light switches, and other classroom surfaces. We will be following guidance from MHSAA about athletic programs and following guidance from Mississippi State Department of Health and Mississippi Department of Education.
This is an evolving situation. At this time, public health officials have not recommended school closure. Classes will resume on Monday, March 16 unless otherwise noted. The health, safety and well-being of our students and staff are of utmost importance.
We encourage our students and staff to be mindful of key preventive measures:
- Avoid close contact with sick people;
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible;
- Stay home if you are sick. Students need to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to class after any illness.
- Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth - germs spread this way;
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Our school district will continue to monitor the situation and take guidance from the Mississippi State Department of Health and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Thank you for supporting our efforts to help protect the health of our school community.