Prevention

COVID-19 Prevention

A student washes hands in a classroom sink.The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. As we work together to navigate this unprecedented time in our community and world, know that our schools continue to monitor the coronavirus situation while proactively cooperating with Buncombe County Health and Human Services, the North Carolina Division of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Because there is currently no vaccine for COVID-19, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) says the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. These helpful resources highlight important practices in prevention, information about symptoms and treatment, what to do if you're sick, and more. (Estos recursos también están disponibles en Español.)

As a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• 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.

PREVENTING ILLNESS
COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE SICK
HOW COVID-19 SPREADS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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