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Preventing The Spread of Contagious Diseases

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SPS Team:

 

News about coronavirus has understandably prompted questions about how it may impact Springfield Public Schools. We are fortunate that there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Springfield or Missouri at this time.

 

We are taking a number of proactive measures as a precaution, including reviewing our response plans and communicating regularly with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, which will advise us if any changes in practice are recommended.

 

We remain vigilant, as we do every flu season, in educating students and families about practicing healthy habits and ways they can help prevent the spread of flu and the common cold. These same practices would also help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

 

As a resource for employees, families and the community, we have created a web page that provides the most current information available, along with links to the Centers for Disease Control and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. This information was shared with SPS parents today via the enewsletter.

 

SPS will continue to work with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department and other appropriate agencies as they monitor and manage the current situation regarding both the seasonal flu and coronavirus.

 

Our focus throughout this process will be to protect the health and well-being of our students and employees. We appreciate your support as we work together to respond as this situation continues to develop.

 

Thank you.