Coronavirus (covid-19) Information & Updates

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The COVID-19 Situation is fluid. Updates will continue to be made so please check back for updates.


What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is mostly spread by respiratory droplets released when people talk, cough, or sneeze. It is thought that the virus may spread to hands from a contaminated surface and then to the nose or mouth, causing infection.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

How is the COVID-19 virus spread?

According to the CDC, the virus that causes COVID-19 belongs to a family of viruses called “coronavirus.” There are other viruses in the coronavirus family that can cause illness in both humans and animals. These viruses can cause either mild illness like a cold or can make people very sick with pneumonia. This particular coronavirus has not been seen previously in humans. The virus is likely to be spread from person to person. Since the virus is very new, health authorities continue to carefully watch how this virus spreads.

How will I know if I or my children have the flu or COVID-19?

While both these illnesses are respiratory viruses with symptoms of fever and a cough, it is recommended that anyone experiencing these symptoms visit a healthcare provider.

Reminder of Prevention Measures

While we continue to follow the CDC’s recommended steps to protect against the virus, we are also carefully monitoring announcements from local, state, and federal officials. Much of the most recent guidance for prevention involves avoiding crowds and spending less time in public. This is in addition to ongoing best practices for safeguarding oneself against the spread of COVID-19 such as:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

  • 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.

  • Do not eat or drink after others.

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Where can I find additional resources?

Updated information from the CDC about the coronavirus may be found here.

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation with us as we navigate the ever-changing circumstances of this crisis. Please adhere to the recommendations being made to prevent the spread of the virus. Stay well and safe and thank you for being part of Premier High School Austin North family.