Important Message from Dr. Pleis 
Dear TVSD families,

This morning, Twin Valley High School received a report that a student was showing symptoms associated with the coronavirus.  The student, who has not been in school since last Friday, has not been diagnosed with the coronavirus or had any known contact with anyone diagnosed with the virus.  Out of an abundance of caution, a second Twin Valley High School student who had close contact with the ill student, was evaluated at BCTC and precautionary measures were taken to sanitize the areas that the student came in contact with.  

Again, at this time no Twin Valley High School student has been diagnosed with the coronavirus or has had any known contact with anyone with a diagnosis.  Accordingly, there is no recommendation that any other actions need be taken.  

As a precaution, we are reminding parents and staff to follow the CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommendations for preventing the spread of illness by doing the following: 

Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
NOTE: If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
Avoiding touching of eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
Staying home when sick.
Coughing or sneezing into an elbow or using a tissue and immediately placing in the trash.
Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

As mentioned in previous communications, we are doing additional cleanings in our buildings and our school buses on high touch surfaces such as doors, desks, tables, windows, and bus seats.  We are monitoring upcoming field trips for students and taking into consideration the date and location on whether to cancel or reschedule the trip. 

The health, safety, and welfare of our students, faculty, and staff are of utmost importance to us. We will track and follow all virus updates and comply with any additional recommendations provided to the district from local, state, or federal health officials. To find out more about COVID-19 please refer to the website for the latest summary sheet. In addition, visit our website at www.tvsd.org or visit one of our building webpages.  

Sincerely,
Dr. Robert F. Pleis
Superintendent
Posted by KHARPLE On March 12, 2020 at 10:24 AM