Coronavirus Parent Information
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China, which has now been detected in over 100 locations worldwide, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). This is a rapidly emerging and evolving situation. Please visit the CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 website for more information.
The Muskego-Norway School District (MNSD) values the health and well-being of our students, staff, and families. We work throughout the year to promote healthy schools. The CDC encourages schools and communities to begin planning in the event that COVID-19 spreads locally.
On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) shared a recommended pandemic plan template with school districts. MNSD and districts across the state are in the process of customizing their plans to meet the specific needs of their district and communities. MNSD leadership is meeting regularly to customize the plan to meet our district and community needs. We are at the point of activating portions of the plan, specifically classroom interventions related to the prevention of transmission of COVID-19.
An initial letter was sent to families and shared with staff between March 4-6. Updates will be sent regularly and as needed. These communications can be found on the MNSD Health Services page.
You may find the following website valuable for real-time, up to date tracking of COVID-19 worldwide: Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE.