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Lytle ISD Coronavirus Update, March 3, 2020

Image of Coronavirus Update Letter from Superintendent Michelle Carroll Smith Coronavirus Update from Superintendent Michelle Carroll Smith 3-3-2020

Dear Lytle Families,
The safety and well-being of our students, staff and community is important to us. So, just like you, we are all watching national, state, and local media coverage of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with concern.

Public health officials have stated that the risk to our school community is low at this time. We are comforted by this fact, but we are still doing all we can to be prepared. We have increased sanitization of our facilities paying special attention to high traffic areas.

Lytle ISD follows recommendations from public health officials to take the same steps to protect against coronavirus as are recommended to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses such as the common cold or flu. To assist with these efforts, we ask school staff and Lytle families to help students remember and practice these health strategies:

● Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
● Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
● Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
● Cover your cough and sneeze in the bend of your elbow or a tissue.
● Dispose of tissues in the trash.
● If you’ve not already gotten one, a flu shot is encouraged.
● Stay home when you are sick.

Lytle ISD continues to follow local, state, and national advisories, and we look to these authorities when making local decisions:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS):
Texas Education Agency (TEA):  

We recommend Lytle families also look to these resources for updated information on the coronavirus.

We’ll monitor this situation and communicate important updates. As always, our focus remains on keeping our students and staff safe at school.

Stay healthy,

Lytle ISD Superintendent

Michelle Carroll Smith