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Covid-19 Information

COVID-19 Information & Resources

This is the time of year when schools see an increase in children who are coughing, sneezing and exhibiting other symptoms, typical during cold and flu season. With news of the spread of the “coronavirus”, we too see a heightened sense of concern about our own preparedness should we see cases closer to home.  

Although we are being assured that most Americans have a low risk of exposure to the virus, we are taking a number of precautions.

The Bloomfield-Mespo Local School District is working in close coordination with the Trumbull County Board of Health and our other public schools to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all of our students and staff.

We are reviewing our safety plans and incorporating recommended steps that address widespread flu and pandemic disease outbreaks.

In coordination with our County Health Commissioner and Epidemiologist, we are providing the most up-to-date information on our website. We may send home information with students and use our one-call system.

The Bloomfield-Mespo Local School District is committed to making all decisions in the best interest of the health, safety and well-being of students and of the community. The Bloomfield-Mespo Local School District will remain proactive.

As a precaution, we are:

  • Continuing to be in close contact with local health department and county emergency management agencies to remain up-to-date on local health emergency procedures in our community. This enables us to be proactive in our decision-making.
  • Convening teams to help plan, educate and promote awareness of emergency procedures that are specific to a virus outbreak.
  • Reviewing and modifying our emergency management plans as needed in light of any new information we receive.
  • Reminding families to update their emergency contact information at their child’s school.
  • Communicating/sharing through the School District website, bloomfieldmesposchools.org and one call now messaging system any steps we are taking to be as prepared as possible.

You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

Additional Resources:

Ohio Department of Health Call Center Press Release

Ohio Department of Health Preventing Infectious Disease Precautions

https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home/covid-19-checklists/covid-19-household-checklist

Additional information and guidance on COVID-19 is available at ODH’s new website, coronavirus.ohio.gov

Department of Health (ODH) has 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).