Superintendent of Collier County schools update on how schools will handle coronavirus

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Collier County Public Schools. (Credit: WINK News)
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Making changes to stop the spread of coronavirus before it starts is the plan of the Collier County school district, and Thursday morning they laid out their plan on how they are preparing as the coronavirus cases to continue to grow across the globe.

To help prevent the spread of the virus professionals recommend taking precautions like avoiding close contact with people who are sick and washing your hands with soap.

To educate students about the coronavirus Collier County schools plan to put out posters with instructions on how to prevent the spread all over the campus.

The school superintendent, Kamela Patton, says they are taking whatever steps are necessary to be prepared.

As of now, there have been no cases of the virus in Collier County but Patton wants to make sure the school district is educating students and parents about the virus through the use of posters and videos.

Ahead of spring break next week they are also asking parents to be cautious when traveling to any of the countries where the U.S has a travel advisory.

“Anyone that’s a parent, student, or volunteer…if they’ve been to one of those countries they need to self isolate and if not and we find out, it’s our job to report it right to the Florida Department of Health and we will make sure that that child is picked up or employees at home,” Patton said.

Patton says they are also adding nurses to their new student registration center and they have a plan in place in the case of an outbreak.

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