** Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information **
Dear IVVC Parents and Guardians:
Student, staff and stakeholder health, safety and well-being are our highest priorities. As such, with the recently elevated discussion regarding the Coronavirus, the United States, and public institutions, including schools, we want to take a moment to reinforce best-practice preventative safety measures, and reference our working process, decision-making, and communication in the extreme event of a virus infection affecting IVVC students, staff and stakeholders. Finally, we are sharing and resharing some additional resource information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the Dekalb County Health Department (DCHD).
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection. As with any respiratory virus, students and school personnel can protect themselves and others by taking every day common-sense actions:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• 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.
IVVC continues to work with related federal, state, and local agencies to monitor the Coronavirus and share critical information among those agencies. In the extreme event of a virus detection that might impact IVVC, the Dekalb County Health Department would take the immediate lead in assessment, advice and direction, up to and including decision-making and communication in conjunction with district officials. Rest assured, we would follow the direction and recommendations of our public health officials.
In summary, IVVC will continue to work closely with DCHD regarding the Coronavirus and other infectious diseases, and we will continue to share important information with you as it becomes available.
Here are links for more information on the coronavirus:
Centers for Disease Control:
Illinois Department of Public Health:
Dekalb County Health Department: