March 4 Update
Lewisville ISD Families and Staff,
There have been questions and concerns regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019 or 2019 Novel Coronavirus), more commonly referred to as the coronavirus. We want to assure you our district continues to work closely with local and federal health officials to monitor the developing situation surrounding COVID-19.
All LISD campuses have wall-mounted soap dispensers in restrooms, and our campus custodial staff will continue to disinfect campuses each day with hospital-grade products to help offset the spread of communicable illnesses. If necessary, the district will employ advanced cleaning methods. In addition, we will closely monitor absence rates.
Please know, LISD has plans and measures in place for communicable disease outbreaks and routinely employs action steps from the plans throughout the school year. Campuses are reminding students to regularly wash their hands, and providing disinfecting wipes for classrooms. Parents can send wipes for use in classrooms if they wish to contribute to those efforts.
LISD is proud to have a registered nurse at every campus. Our Health Services department works diligently to provide day-to-day medical care for our students. Their knowledge and expertise, as well as partnership with public health officials, are a tremendous asset to our district.
With Spring Break on the horizon and travel plans being made, we encourage our community to stay informed about COVID-19 by visiting the Texas Department of State Health Services website here. We will continue to remind our students about preventative actions, and we ask that you do the same at home. As always, the safety of our students and staff remains our top priority.
Currently, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. While there is more to learn about COVID-19 and how it spreads, similar coronaviruses are most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:
- Coughing and sneezing;
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends these preventative actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases, such as 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 available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- 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.
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
- Facemasks are not recommended for those who are well to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others or by health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).