MARCH 12, 2020
Hubbard Schools will cancel school for students on Friday, March 13, 2020 and Monday, March 16, 2020, to give school district staff time to prepare for an extended spring break as authorized today by Governor DeWine. Effective Friday, March 13, 2020, all school activities, including extracurricular events and athletic practices/games will also be cancelled. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, we will follow the directive of Governor Mike DeWine and close for at least three weeks. As more information becomes available from Governor DeWine’s office, we will share it with you. Tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2020, we will make another all call to families to give directions on how school work can be obtained. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work through this!
This is the time of year when we see an increase in children who are coughing, sneezing and exhibiting other symptoms, typical during cold and flu season. With news of the spread of the “coronavirus”, we too see a heightened sense of concern about our own preparedness should we see cases closer to home.
Although we are being assured that Americans have a low risk of exposure to the virus, we are taking a number of precautions.
The Hubbard Exempted Village School District along with the Trumbull County Educational Service Center and the county's other public schools are working in close coordination with the Trumbull County Board of Health to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff.
We are also reviewing our safety plans and incorporating recommended steps that address widespread flu and pandemic disease outbreaks. In coordination with our County Health Commissioner and Epidemiologist, we are providing the most up-to-date information on our website. We too may send home information with students and use our one-call system.
Our public schools are committed to making decisions in the best interest of the health, safety and wellbeing of students and of the community.We will remain proactive.
As a precaution, we are:
Continuing to remain in close contact with the Trumbull County Board of Health and various state and county emergency management agencies to remain up-to-date on local health emergency procedures. This enables us to be proactive in our decision-making. Convening teams to help plan, educate and promote awareness of emergency procedures that are specific to a virus outbreak. Reviewing and modifying our emergency management plans as needed in light of any new information we receive. Reminding families to update their emergency contact information at their child’s school. Communicating/sharing through our website, social and news media any steps we are taking to be as prepared as possible.
You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends:
Before, during, and after preparing food
Before eating food
Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
Before and after treating a cut or wound
After using the toilet
After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
After handling pet food or pet treats
After touching garbage
Additional Information and Resources:
Ohio Department of Health Ohio Department of Education Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization