Important Information: Coronavirus (20119-nCoV) FAQs:
What are the symptoms that 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), can cause?
Patients with 2019-nCoV have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty
breathing. The 2019 novel coronavirus is concerning because it can cause lung infection (pneumonia).
If we have a student who has been ill at school and is now a person under investigation (PUI), what do we tell parents?
In general, continue to follow your usual procedures for notification of parents/guardians whose children are ill at school.
How can our school prevent infections with 2019-nCoV and other respiratory diseases?
There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. However, there are vaccines to prevent other common respiratory viruses such as seasonal influenza. Additional information on vaccines can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html.
The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to the virus, similar to the precautions you would take to avoid the flu. IDPH always recommends everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed
• 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