While there have been no diagnosed, confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Phillips County at this time, please know that we are monitoring the situation closely. In the event that an outbreak does occur, it is possible that the school will be closed for a period of time. As with any school closure, advanced notification is always preferred so that we can provide families with ample time to secure child care. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee we will have prior knowledge before the need to make a closure announcement.
In the event that school is closed, we will be using AMI Days for the first nine days missed. This is not to suggest or predict that none or more days will be missed.
As of now, the best protection we can take is to approach this as if we are trying to avoid contacting the seasonal flu. Please remember the following:
• Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Always was hands for at least twenty seconds.
• Cover coughs and sneezes.
• Do not share food or drinks.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Do not return to school after sickness until 24 hours fever-free without the use of fever reducing medication and 24 hours free of vomiting.
As we monitor the situation, we will continue to receive guidance and resources from the ADE, CDC, and ADH to assist us in providing an appropriate response. Providing a safe environment for our students, faculty, and staff is and will always be our top priority.
We will keep our families updated as new information becomes available.