About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Bath County School Community,
In recent days, there has been an increase in concern about the coronavirus (COVID-2019) and its potential impact on communities across the country. Major national media outlets have encouraged families to reach out to their school districts for insight about what to expect should the outbreak reach our community. This is an ambiguous request considering the unprecedented territory we are navigating. Nonetheless, Bath County Schools prides itself on providing timely communication to our families, so I would like to update you on our immediate understanding and response to the coronavirus concern. It is important to note that BCSD has not received a single report of coronavirus in our schools. However, our school community can expect prompt notification of any confirmed case in our district.
In addition to continuing our thorough daily sanitizing routines in each building, BCSD will continue our common practices, which are aligned with the recommendations set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for the prevention of any respiratory virus.
If a student or staff member shows respiratory symptoms, our school nurses will follow our standard precautions and work with the Gateway District Health Department to further research individual/family travel histories.
Thank you for your continued support of our top priority, ensuring the safety of our students and staff. More information on the coronavirus is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus