Clerc Center Families,

As part of the Clerc Center’s ongoing protection and prevention efforts the Clerc Center is taking in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to share the COVID-19 tips below, which was issued by the Gallaudet University Crisis Leadership Team (CLT) last Friday.

Ensuring the health and safety of our students and our community remains our top priority,  Gallaudet University has committed to updating our community daily and we will be sharing updated COVID-19 tips that are applicable to our community.  Please stay tuned on Wednesday for more specific information regarding KDES and MSSD preparations.  By working together, we will help ensure Clerc Center is a safe and healthy learning environment, and that we, as a community, protect not only our students and school, but also the greater community at large.

As always, please contact us or the school leadership teams with any questions.

Thank you,

Clerc Center Crisis Leadership Team

COVID-19 tip – March 6, 2020

Wash your hands. NOW. You know what to do — warm water, soap, at least 20 seconds, dry off thoroughly.

And while you’re at it, you may want to clean your electronic devices. Yes, the iPhone you are holding right now. Or the iPad. Or the Galaxy smartphone. Or the Surface. Whatever phone you have. Just clean them. PC Magazine has some neat tips for cleaning these devices, plus your laptops, desktops, flat-screen TVs, and more. See Get to it!

And when you’re done, wash your hands again. You know the drill.

Tips for everyone

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness.

Stay home from work or school until you are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours and without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medications.

Seek medical attention if you have reason to believe you have been exposed to coronavirus or influenza. Call your healthcare provider before visiting a health care facility.