Coronavirus Resources and Updates
The health and safety of all students and staff is a top priority at Forest Hills School District. As such, the district is closely monitoring all developments related to the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
Additionally, the district is taking proactive measures to help stop the spread of germs and illness in our schools, including:
- Sanitizing all common areas twice per day
- Wiping down all water fountains daily with disinfectants
- Cleaning all common area surfaces in the cafeteria every day
- Wiping down all handrails, doorknobs and bathroom common areas daily
- Sanitizing bus seats with a disinfectant germ fogger
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that you and your family also take preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Forest Hills has excellent partnerships with Hamilton County Public Health, Mercy Hospital, Tri-Health and other health providers. The district is prepared to follow the guidelines set forth by these experts should the district experience high levels of student and/or staff illness.
- On March 3, Hamilton County Public Health distributed this update for parents regarding the Novel Coronavirus. We will continue to post updates as we receive them.
On March 6, the Ohio Department of Health opened a call center to answer questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Call center staff includes licensed nurses and infectious disease experts. They will be available to answer questions and provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.
March 10th update from Superintendent Prebles can be reviewed here.
March 11th update from Superintendent Prebles is located here.