Health Update: Coronavirus
Anna ISD to Extend Spring Break by One Week
Mar 13, 2020
Dear Anna ISD Community,
Due to the March 11, 2020 announcement by the World Health Organization that the outbreak of the new coronavirus has been declared a pandemic, updated announcements by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and information from medical professionals and state and federal health officials, the following action is being taken in an attempt to minimize health and safety risks to the Anna ISD community.
As a precaution, we are extending spring break by one week. Anna ISD will remain closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20 as we assess the situation in our community as travelers return from spring break. The district will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation prior to reopening school on Monday, March 23, and will communicate across all channels as updated information becomes available.
During this extended spring break, district offices will be closed and all district-related events and competitions that have been scheduled within the district during this timeframe will be canceled or postponed until further notice.
Meanwhile, care for yourself, your family and those around you, and continue to adhere to the preventative measures as recommended by public health officials, such as limiting interaction and practicing social distancing. Visit the CDC website for more information.
Please know that students are always the focus of our decisions and we are managing this situation with them and our entire community in mind. As circumstances continue to evolve, we will stay in touch with our community to provide timely and concise information based on the most current guidance from our local, state and federal health authorities. Thank you for your patience under these unprecedented circumstances.
Anna ISD Superintendent
March 10, 2020
With the recent media coverage around the Coronavirus, we want to assure you that Anna ISD continues to monitor the situation and is prepared to address any potential impact to the district, should it become necessary.
We are currently following the recommended protocol from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to protect against coronavirus, including travel from high-risk (Level 2 or 3) countries. In an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, employees and families who visited the affected areas will be asked to adhere to the CDC’s recommendations.
Anyone traveling from Level 2 areas must provide proof of a negative coronavirus screening.
Anyone traveling from Level 3 areas will require a 14-day quarantine.
Before returning to school from Spring Break, we ask that anyone who has traveled to any of the CDC-restricted areas to self-report.
Anna ISD staff should self-report to your supervisor and students/families should self-report to your campus principal. Your direct supervisor or campus principal will be able to provide more information on how that will be handled if you traveled to one of the CDC-restricted areas.
Visit the CDC Coronavirus Information for Travel webpage for more information.
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