Kent ISD's highest concern will always be the welfare of our students, staff and school communities.  During this time of Coronavirus concern, including presumed positive cases in Michigan, we want to let you know that Kent ISD is coordinating directly and daily with Kent County Health Department and local and regional superintendents to ensure safety for all. Please know we are doing everything possible to prepare for and prevent the spread of Coronavirus and all other communicable diseases.

While a new type of illness can be scary, we can protect our students, teachers, and the broader community by using simple everyday actions that protect people from other types of respiratory viruses. Our staff are working carefully to encourage these simple and effective habits:

  • Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and additional activities when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Retain a social space between yourself and others.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Find additional CDC resources on how to clean and disinfect schools here.
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. For more guidance see the CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol.
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 may be mild or severe and include:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shrtness of breath

Informational Resources

Find updates, best practices for individuals and organizations and other information about COVID-19 from these sources:

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