In view of the ongoing external media communications regarding the potential spread of the Coronavirus within the US, we thought it would be helpful to provide a current update of a recent communication issued by Wood County, which pertains also to Lucas County. The Wood County communication lists guidelines on basic steps to try and prevent illness (read below).
To support our students and staff in following these suggested procedures, we at Cardinal Stritch are in the process of making sure all classrooms have anything and everything they may need as far as hand sanitizer and information about proper hygiene. We continue to keep track of our attendance and how many students are out with sickness. Nurse Corey Rischman will be visiting each class to provide some additional guidance to our Academy as well. Cardinal Stritch has not had numbers in which reflect any further action is needed, but we will continue to monitor, supply, and educate.
Keep safe and well,
Disciples First !
President / Head of School
Wood and Lucas Counties preparing for possible impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Zero cases have been confirmed in Ohio--
Zero cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed locally or in Ohio, but Wood and Lucas County Health Departments have been preparing since early January to respond should the illness begin impacting our area.
While case numbers in the United States have increased and showed evidence of spreading within communities, there is still no confirmed COVID-19 activity in Ohio or Wood/Lucas Counties. This is a new disease and there is more to learn about how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States. Generally, people more likely to be severely impacted by COVID-19 symptoms are older or have other medical conditions.
Because both influenza and coronavirus are transmitted by close contact between people and respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, people can take everyday actions to prevent the spread of illnesses.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.
• Cover coughs/sneezes with your arm or a tissue.
• Avoid exposure to others who are sick, and stay home if you are ill.
• Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
The CDC does not however recommend the routine use of face masks by the general public to prevent respiratory illness and is not recommending their use at this time.
Travelers should be aware that this international outbreak could affect their plans. Areas with risk of community spread of coronavirus currently include China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore,
South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. For more information, visit CDC's Travelers' Health page at www.cdc. gov/travel.
Resources are also available from the Ohio Department of Health, including updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays on possible COVID-19 cases within the state. For more information, go to