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Coronavirus Prevention

Coronavirus Prevention

 

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CBS and COVID-19: Keeping you informed 

CBS leadership and the crisis management team are keeping informed and staying updated with current information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Office of Emergency Management-Houston, the Indiana State Department of Health, and our government officials.

The health and safety of our students and staff is our first priority. While health officials around the world are still learning about this novel virus, communities, schools, and organizations are being asked to take the same precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19 as we would other viral illnesses (such as the flu).

  • CBS will continue to monitor the situation via the CDC and local government officials and will follow their protocol regarding next steps.
  • At this time, we are operating in a “business as usual” manner. If protocol changes, we will alert you via the CBS Watchman Emergency Alert system and our website.
  • We strongly encourage families to read the CDC recommendations as outlined here: CDC Recommendations.

 

Prevention is Key:

The Center for Disease Control always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Staying home when you are sick.
  • Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

 

Following CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

 

Have a question that’s not answered here? Contact us at COVID19update@cbshouston.edu

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