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COVID-19 Information for Staff & Families

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The COVID-19 situation is expanding and changing rapidly around the world and here in Alberta. The health and safety of staff and students is a priority in Livingstone Range School Division and we want to reassure our staff, students, and parents that we have a management plan to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 in our jurisdiction.

We will continue to share information about COVID-19 to help staff and families be informed, consider spring travel plans, and practice good hygiene habits to help prevent illness.

The following information about COVID-19 is provided by Alberta Health Services. 

CLICK HERE to view or download a PDF of this information sheet.

WHAT IS IT?

COVID-19 is a coronavirus, which is a large family of viruses. Some cause respiratory illness, ranging from mild common colds to severe illnesses. These viruses can spread from person to person through close contact. COVID-19 is believed to be spread mainly by coughing, sneezing, or direct contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 or with surfaces they have recently touched.

HOW DO WE PREVENT IT?

To help protect you and your family against all respiratory illnesses, including flu and COVID-19, you should:

  • Wash your hands often and well
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • When sick, cover your cough and sneezes and then wash your hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Don't share items that may have saliva on them such as drinking glasses and water bottles
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched, such as taps, doorknobs, and countertops
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill

HOW DO WE PREPARE?

For Albertans looking to prepare for COVID-19, Alberta public health officials recommend the following:

  • Create a household plan of action with practical steps like ensuring you have sufficient medication supplies. There is no need to purchase food or supplies in bulk at this time.
  • Practice good personal health habits.
  • Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy. Identify a separate bathroom for the sick person to use, if possible.
  • Plan to clean these rooms, as needed, when someone is sick.

WHAT IF I GET SICK?

If you have symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and have travelled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link 811.

All Albertans are encouraged to visit www.alberta.ca/COVID19 or www.ahs.ca/covid for
guidance around prevention, testing, and other useful information.

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