In the light of the ongoing and developing situation regarding the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Holmes District School Board is monitoring the situation regularly, and following recommendations from the Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control relating to preventative measures and sanitation procedures. Providing simple access to the best advice from health care professionals is intended to arm people with knowledge to calmly take preventive action steps that can enhance the safety and health of our entire community.

The CDC recommends that individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures including:
• Wash 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 60%-95% alcohol.
• Stay home when you are sick. Individuals should be fever-free for 24 hours prior to returning to work or school.
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then be sure to throw it in the trash can.
• Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
• Health experts recommend getting a flu shot to reduce the chances of getting the regular flu and weakening your immune system further.

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