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Communicable Diseases Alert System
Dickinson ISD is monitoring the evolving situation regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) through proven and trustworthy sources: our local health department, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These health officials believe the risk to our school community is low at this time.
Dickinson ISD is currently operating at Level Alert 2 (cases in our region but not local area) and will provide additional information as warranted. While there are currently no reports of this illness in our area, families are encouraged to visit the CDC website for more information and travel guidance regarding COVID-19.
Families are asked to continue following best practices with regard to preventive actions in stopping the spread of germs such as thorough hand washing, covering nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, and limiting contact with others if not feeling well.
We are committed to keeping you informed and to providing a
safe learning environment for all. We are continuing to
monitor information from the CDC and our local health officials. If
district updates are needed, they will be sent via district email and posted on
our district website and social media accounts. Your help and support is greatly appreciated!
What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
How do people become infected?
Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:
How can I avoid infection with COVID-19?
According to the CDC, the immediate health risk of COVID-19 to the American public is LOW. However, you can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses with these actions.
Harris County Public Health: COVID-19
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS): COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control—What to Do If You Are Sick With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The flu spreads easily, and there are lots of ways to catch it. The flu is especially hard on older adults and small children, so keep your family protected.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) encourages you to protect yourself and your family by getting the flu shot as soon as possible. DSHS urges everyone six months old and older to get vaccinated every flu season.
In addition to getting a flu shot, you can help prevent the spread of flu by:
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