Dear Bulldog family:
As COVID-19 cases across the state continue to rise, we are reminded to remain vigilant as we continue with our daily routines. The reality of this situation hit home for me this week when I tested positive for the virus. Fortunately, Murray County Health Department officials determined that I had not exposed anyone at school, so no additional action was required by staff members or students. I am quickly recovering and will be able to return to the office next week. My family is quarantining at home, as requested by health officials.
My recent experience has reinforced my belief that safety protocols are important. I know others in our district and community have been impacted as well. As a community, we have the power to help reduce the spread of the virus. It is the best way for us to ensure that we have a safe and productive school year.
The CDC recommends the following best practices for people to protect themselves and others:
· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
· Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
· Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve.
· Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
· Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
· Stay at home when you are sick.
· Practice social distancing, leaving at least six feet between
you and other people.
· Wear a cloth mask in public when you cannot socially distance.
Additionally, please monitor yourself and your loved ones for symptoms, which include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you or any member of your family exhibit these symptoms, contact your medical provider for advice immediately. Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure. If needed, you can learn more about COVID-19 by contacting the Murray County Health Department at 580.622.3716.
Nothing is more important to me than the health and wellbeing of our students and staff, and I am proud that we are safely serving them on campus this school year. It is a community effort, and we will get through this challenging time together.
Today and always, I appreciate your support of Sulphur Public Schools.