The Republic School District has developed this page to address practices and procedures regarding coronavirus, COVID-19. In addition, resources from the CDC along with state and local health department are listed below. This page will also serve as a resource for event impacts regarding COVID-19.
COVID-19 Communication Efforts
Below you will find links to the distributed COVID-19 related communiation sent by the Republic School District.The Republic School District has developed health-related protocols which were created in conjunction with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The protocols are based on best practices from schools and businesses around the globe and recommendations from DESE and our community. They are subject to change moving forward.The goal of these protocols is to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other illnesses by reducing the number of personal and surface contacts students and employees experience while at school. While reduction is the goal, it is impossible to completely eliminate all contact and therefore risk of exposure.
Please CLICK HERE for all of the details, and watch the video below.
What You Can Do
Families can support Republic School District in our efforts to keep students and staff healthy by:
*Encourage HAND WASHING with soap and water for at least 20 seconds along with other healthy hygiene tips.
*Keeping children home if they are showing signs of illness. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 reported are fever, cough and trouble breathing. You can learn more at the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
*Children should be kept home if they are ill and are fever free without fever-reducing medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
*Minimize contact with others who are ill. If a student is directly exposed to a COVID-19 positive person they are asked to contact the school nurse so next steps can be determined.
*Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, especially when someone is ill.
*For those who choose to travel, it is advised that prevention tips are followed. Upon return, it is important for individuals to monitor any change in their health and to notify the health department with questions or concerns.