COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) AWARENESS & INFORMATION
Bethany Schools has been monitoring the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak. We are following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for schools. Bethany Public Schools continues to monitor the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are following US CDC, Oklahoma County Health Department and State Department of Education guidance for schools.
What we are doing:
- Custodial staff is continuing to disinfect classrooms and common areas.
- Custodial staff is continuing to clean common touch areas such as doorknobs, handrails, and other areas students touch frequently throughout the day.
- Employees are reminding students to wash hands often and to use other preventative actions below.
- Administration is monitoring the situation and will communicate the most up-to-date information to staff and parents.
What you can do:
- If your child is sick, keep them home from school until they are fever-free for 24 hours without medication.
- Teach your child correct hand washing techniques.
- Talk to your child about washing their hands frequently.
The most important communication at this time, is preventative information from the CDC. The CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including the flu.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.