Owensboro Catholic Schools releases update on COVID-19

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OWENSBORO, Ky (WEHT) Owensboro Catholic Schools says they are fogging each building weekly with a disinfecting mist.

They say they’ve been doing this since January when the flu first spiked.

Schools officials say they’ve been reminding students about proper hand washing, coughing into your elbow or tissue/handkerchief, and not touching your face.

OCS says they are working on plans in case schools are closed for an extended period of time. They are reminding parents that the schools follows the decisions made by Daviess County Public Schools.

They also released some things you can do at home to avoid or help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
  2. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not an option. Experts recommend using sanitizer with alcohol as it is more effective against this virus.
  3. Do not send your child to school if they have a fever of 100 degrees or higher – and do not send your child back to school until they have been symptom free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication (such as ibuprofen, etc.). The same guidelines should apply to us as we are deciding if we should go in to work.
  4. If you have any questions or suspect you may have the virus – contact the Owensboro Health COVID-19 hotline 877.888.6647 – you will be given information on where to go and what to do.

Right now there are not any confirmed cases of the coronavirus in our Tri-State area.

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(This story was originally published on March 11, 2020)

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