We recognize that you have very valid concerns about the health of your school community so we are providing you with the following important information. As this situation develops, we will continue to update this page. We assure you that Crane School District is taking measures to encourage prevention and promote student health. Your child’s health and safety are our highest priorities.
We are taking our lead from Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman, Director of Arizona Department of Health Services Dr. Cara Christ, and local agencies to inform our decisions.
Q: Where can I get the most accurate facts and up-to-date information about COVID-19 (coronavirus)?
A: Yuma County Public Health Department
Arizona Department of Health Services
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Q: What is Crane School District doing to encourage prevention and promote student health during this public health situation?
A: Crane School District has a multi-tiered plan in place designed to:
- Monitor the situation in a responsible and effective way
- Take necessary precautions within the classroom & public areas
- Provide education to the necessary personnel, including health staff, lead custodians, teachers and principals
- Maintain open communication with parents and families
Currently, the Superintendent and the Crisis Management Team are meeting regularly to keep up-to-date on the situation. All district health assistants and lead custodians attended trainings that provided information and recommendations for additional safety processes. Every precaution is being taken to ensure a healthy environment for your children.
Q: What can we do at home to be proactive during this time?
A: Everyday preventative measures are simple, yet effective tools to help avoid illness. Parents and caregivers can help immensely by doing the following:
- Keep children home when they are sick, have a fever, or diarrhea.
- Teach children to cover coughs/sneezes with a tissue or elbow.
- Encourage children to wash their hands with soap and water (or hand sanitizer) after eating, going to the restroom, or touching objects/surfaces.
- Encourage children to avoid touching their mouth and nose to avoid the spread of germs.
- Clean frequently-touched surfaces and objects around the house.
For additional useful tips, visit the Yuma County Public Health Department website.
Q: What information is available for travelers as it relates to the COVID-19 situation?
A: For official recommendations as pertains to travel, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website to access frequently asked questions, travel alerts, and other important information.
*This document will continue to be updated as more questions arise.