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March 5, 2019
Dear Legacy Parents and Guardians,
Legacy Academy administrators are working closely with the Winnebago County Health Department to ensure we're ready to respond if the coronavirus disease 2019 – COVID-19 – spreads to our area. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our region at this time.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised school districts to plan and prepare for the possible spread of COVID-19 – and that is what we are doing. Administrators are reviewing emergency plans, monitoring absences, encouraging good health and hand-washing habits, and custodial staff are paying special attention to commonly touched surfaces while cleaning.
Follow these tips to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, like the flu:
- Washing your hands often with soap and warm water.
- Covering your cough; cough & sneeze into your upper sleeve or a tissue that you throw away.
- Increase cleaning of frequently touched surfaces.
- Staying home if you are sick: If you or someone in your household is not feeling well, stay home to keep others from getting sick.
Additionally, as families prepare for traveling over spring break, please be aware of the following precautionary guidelines Legacy Academy is currently following regarding student travel. Due to recent acceleration of COVID-19 transmission globally and in accordance with current federal guidance, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends the following precautionary guidelines regarding student travel:
? Any student returning from a location with sustained widespread transmission (Travel Warning of Level 3) should not attend school for 14 days after the return date.
? Absences for this purpose should be excused.
? Family members of these students should not attend work if they also traveled to one of the locations with a Level 3 travel warning.
Current information on travel warnings is available at