Big Pine Unified School District is following guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for K-12 schools and are working together with local, state, federal agencies to make sure students have a safe and healthy learning environment. Big Pine Unified School District is collaborating with all Superintendents in Inyo County. According to CDC guidance from March 12, 2020, Inyo County is in the preparedness phase Stage 1 based on the level of community transmission. At this time there is no community transmission and no known cases of coronavirus in Inyo County.
Measures Big Pine Unified School District is taking are as follows:
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A message from Mrs. Pamela Jones, Big Pine Unified School District Superintendent
A message from Mr. Barry Simpson, Inyo County Superintendent of Schools
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is A "Coronavirus"?
A coronavirus causes diseases ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory illness. The COVID-19 virus is a new strain which has a more severe impact in terms of respiratory illness, with fever, cough and difficulty breathing. There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19, but there is a vaccine for seasonal flu, which is recommended for all people over the age of 6 months. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most people get infected with a coronavirus at some point in their lives.
Are children at a higher risk of getting sick from COVID-19 compared with adults?
No. Health officials say very few children thus far have been infected with COVID-19, and those who have tested positive experienced milder symptoms than older patients.
How can I protect myself against Covid-19?
The CDC recommends taking the same measures you would do to prevent getting or spreading the common flu. These include:
Should students and staff wear surgical masks to protect themselves?
The CDC and World Health Organization recommend masks only if you are coughing or sneezing to block the droplets from getting into the air. Masks cannot prevent what’s already in the air from getting in and are not recommended for people who are healthy.
Why is handwashing so important?
Handwashing helps prevent the spread of disease.
Should students and staff use alcohol-based hand sanitizers when soap and water is not available?
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are approved for student and staff use. The CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water whenever possible because handwashing reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
How long does the Covid-19 virus remain on a surface?
Health authorities are still working to determine how long the COVID-19 virus can persist under a variety of circumstances.
Physical Address: 500 South Main Street, Big Pine, CA 93513
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 908, Big Pine, CA 93513
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