Superintendent's Current Letter to the Community
Dear Parents, Community and CCUSD Staff,
The Coronavirus has caused alarm across the globe with its rapid spread in certain countries. As you may know, Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) previously confirmed one case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in southern Maricopa County--a member of the ASU community who is now well and no longer in quarantine. Although the risk to all Maricopa County residents is believed to be low currently, we understand that there is growing concern. The MCDPH is closely monitoring the situation and committed to providing the most up-to-date information at www.maricopa.gov/coronavirus.
Our flu season activity is also much higher this year than in previous years. This is a good time to review preventative measures we can all take to prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses, such as the flu:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use anti-bacterial hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Do not send children to school with a fever—even low grade.
- Stay home when you feel sick, and keep sick children home as well.
- Cover your cough or sneeze using your inner elbow, then immediately discard any tissues if used.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
The Cave Creek Unified School District staff take these precautions inside of our classrooms in order to ensure a healthy learning environment for your children. We stay in close contact with County and State health officials regarding the Coronavirus and will keep you updated with any developments that could impact our schools and community.
Debbi C. Burdick, Ed.D.