|Symptoms of COVID-19|
|Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
|Call your doctor if you:
Develop symptoms, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19
Have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19.
|*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.|
As of today, neither CVES nor any of our 16 component school districts have a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19. However, CVES and all our component district superintendents are working together and each taking necessary precautions to keep our students – your children, and staff safe as we continue to learn more about this virus and work collectively to face this health challenge in our schools.
CVES is monitoring the status of our schools and region by working closely with the Clinton and Essex County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health (DOH), and the NYS Education Department (NYSED) as well as keeping in close communication with our area school districts with whom we share our students. We are proud of our regional school district’s staff and administrators’ commitment and proactive response to keep our school environment safe and focused on maintaining a healthy learning environment each day.
CVES has organized a meeting for all 16 component school districts and the Clinton and Essex County Health Departments to coordinate our efforts to keep the community safe and up-to-date on the situation. CVES will be updating this website continually with any local and NY State developments regarding COVID-19.
All local school districts are implementing preventative measures such as increased hand washing, and additional cleaning of our buildings and classrooms, including high-traffic surfaces and areas throughout.
First and foremost, we urge parents and guardians to keep your children home when they are sick. This helps your students get better sooner and helps keep our school community healthier.
|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.|
|Wash your hands with soap and water before eating, after eating and after using the bathroom.|
|Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth especially with unwashed hands.|
|Avoid close contact with people who are sick.|
|Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash immediately after use.|
|Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.|
|If staff or students are sick, our Health Office staff will send them home as soon as possible. They will be kept separate from well students and staff until they can leave.|
|It is important to note that exposure to COVID-19 can occur from any person-to-person contact and is not limited to a particular race or ethnicity. If there is a suspected case, remember to implement preventative health measures to maintain your and your child’s safety, and simultaneously, to support with compassion those potentially sick individuals as you encourage them to get better.|
For now, the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your children is to encourage and follow the standard preventive practices listed at right for the typical seasonal influenza.