Courtesy of the Hollister School District:
What is novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause diseases of varying severities, ranging from the common cold to more severe illness.
What are the signs and symptoms of the 2019-n-CoV?
The CDC believes at this time that symptoms of 2019-nCoV may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure.
Symptoms can include:
Shortness of breath
Should staff or students wear masks?
Currently, the CDC does not recommend the wearing of masks. Individuals should exercise their own discretion in their use. As always, it is recommended that persons who are ill stay home to limit transmission of all viruses.
What the Hollister School District is doing:
1. District Staff visited all sites to ensure adequate supplies are on site.
2. Follow standard environmental infection control procedures and promote:
a. Washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
b. Covering the nose and mouth with elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
c. Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
d. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If you or someone you know has traveled to China and feel sick, please:
Stay home and avoid contact with others, except for seeking medical care.
Seek medical care right away, however before seeking care, call ahead to report recent travel and symptoms to San Benito County public health department at 831-637-5367.
For more information please visit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2019 Novel Conornavirus at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html