March 9, 2020
School on Wheels is closely monitoring the CDC, health department, and community response to COVID-19. School districts are being vigilant and are in regular contact with local and state authorities.
There are currently no reported cases of the virus in Marion County schools or shelter partner locations where we tutor. If a school closes or cases arise, we will follow the protocol set forth by schools and the health department. Although we are currently operating our programs within regularly scheduled hours, we will communicate any changes immediately.
The Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Marion County Health Department stated today, March 9, 2020, that “at this time the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 in Marion County is low.” However, for tutors who are immune compromised or are not comfortable tutoring, please communicate your change in schedule to your Education Support Coordinator.
We encourage everyone to follow the health guidelines of the CDC.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of the elbow. Throw used tissues away in the trash.
- Stay away from people who are sick or not feeling well and avoid close contact with others.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects such as toys and doorknobs.
- Stay home if you are sick. Students should stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours.
- Seek help from a health professional if you have symptoms.
We will amend and communicate our procedures as needed. Our top priority is to continue to provide services while ensuring the safety of all students, parents, partners, volunteers, and staff.