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Information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)   


If you would like to make an appointment with our school nurse to discuss any health-related questions, COVID-19 questions or every day health questions, click on the link below:

Link: Schedule Online Appointment with School Nurse

We would like to emphasize that the closure of the school is to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This means that students should not gather outside of school. Young, healthy individuals may have minimal to no symptoms, but they can be carriers and infect individuals who are at greater risk. Individuals may also show no symptoms while being contagious for a number of days. Please follow the guidelines put in place by Contra Costa Health.

  • Wear a face mask while in public
  • Do not gather with those outside of your immediate household under any circumstances (aside from essential employees)
  • Limit any non-essential travel

Please read the following advice from Contra Costa County Public Health:

What To Do If You Are Sick.


  • If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider. If you do not have a provider, call the CCHS Advice Nurse at 1-877-661-6230 option 1. If your symptoms are severe, call 911.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms, self-quarantine at home for at least SEVEN days from the day your symptoms began. If your symptoms continue past 7 days, you must remain home for three more days after you feel completely back to normal.
  • This means NO grocery store/pharmacy/etc, no visits from friends or family, no interaction with your animals, and isolating yourself from other members of your household to the best of your ability.
  • If you are unable to get supplies and are home sick, call this number to request assistance: (844) 729-8410.
  • Please see this document for answers to any more detailed questions regarding Covid-19: FAQ



What is COVID19?

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is an illness that looks similar to common respiratory diseases like the common cold, influenza or pneumonia. Experts believe the virus spreads person-to-person through close contact. It can also spread through surfaces, especially if a person touches something with the virus on it then touches their mouth, nose or eyes before washing their hands.
  • Scratchy throat.
  • Body aches.
  • Headaches.
  • Cough.
  • Fever.
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste.
Can kids get it?
Yes, there are reported cases of coronavirus in children around the world. It does appear that they experience milder symptoms than adults do. Their symptoms are more like the common cold.
How does it get treated?
Most people with COVID-19, including children, do not have serious problems. After seeing a doctor, most get better with rest and fluids. People who are very ill get care in a hospital with breathing help, IV fluids and other treatments.
The following is a short lesson to provide basic understanding of coronavirus. It is accurate and up to date, and less anxiety-producing than using news outlets: Coronavirus Health Lesson


Try to limit media exposure for your students, as it can be inaccurate and anxiety-producing. Instead, direct them to the following reliable resources for the most accurate and up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak:

World Health Organization

Center for Disease Control

Contra Costa Health Department

While most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:


Wash your hands frequently    

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and others. Do not gather with individuals outside of your immediate household. Do not allow your students to spend time at their friends houses or have friends over. Use google meet, facetime, anything else to keep in contact with friends! Use the following document to see what you can and cannot do: Things you can and cannot do per Public Health

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets. The current evidence is suggesting individuals can be contagious before they are symptomatic.


Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread viruses. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

What to do when you feel sick

Follow the guidelines outlined by Contra Costa County: What To Do When You Are Sick

Why? Following the advice of your county will keep others from getting sick and prevent the healthcare system from being overwhelmed! This is so important! Call the Contra Costa County advice nurse if you are unsure what to do at 1-877-661-6230 option 1.


Coping with Stress

Use the following documents to guide you on how to talk to your kids about coronavirus to decrease their anxiety: 

Talking to Your Students about Coronavirus

Coping With Disasters By Age


What to do When your Kids are Anxious


The following items are useful during this outbreak:

  • Hand Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Thermometer to check temperature
  • Something to clean frequently touched surfaces in your home


How to stay healthy:

  • Adequate sleep nightly
  • Staying hydrated
  • Use a humidifier if you are stuffy
  • Hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, avoid touching your face
  • Move and exercise, or practice deep breathing daily, to keep your lungs functioning at their peak!



  • All pharmacies, grocery stores, convenience stores, medical offices, and other essential services will remain open! 
  • You are able to buy food, toilet paper, medications, cleaning supplies, and more as needed. 
  • Try to limit your trips to those which are essential to maintain social distancing.
  • There are even pick up services at many of the stores (so that you do not have to go into the store). 
  • If you are ill, have a friend or family member pick up any essentials for you and leave it at your front door.
  • Do not overwhelm the healthcare system!
    • Call 1-877-661-6230 option 1 for medical questions
    • Use 911 for medical emergencies only


There are tons of free online exercises you can do in the safety of your home! Aim for 30+ minutes of moderate to intense exercise DAILY to stay healthy during this time. If you choose to run or exercise outside, make sure you are going in non-crowded areas and staying 6 feet from others. You can learn all those TikTok dances everyone knows now- that is great exercise!


Use the below links for free at-home workouts:

PopSugar Fitness

Dancing Fitness Classes




With extended time at home, we can fall into snacking and eating unhealthy. To keep your immune system functioning well, you want to aim for variety in your diet. This allows you to get all the essential vitamins and minerals.


In short: Mix it up! Make sure your diet is colorful and includes veggies, protein sources, whole grains, fruits, healthy oils (like avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil), and low fat/fat free dairy.


Use the following source: How to Eat Healthy!

Things to AVOID: SUGAR! Avoid sugar, trans fat, caffeine and soda, and limit sodium (salt).

12 Powerhouse Veggies You Should Be Eating

Looking for help or inspiration with recipes?


Quick Meals:
    • Salad: Buy frozen or pre-cut veggies and add them to a salad (kale, 5 lettuce mix, etc- you can buy a bag at the store) with your favorite dressing.
    • Wraps: make a wrap using veggies, lettuce, protein such as turkey, cheese, and any sauce.
    • Pasta: Use frozen or pre-cut veggies and add them to whole grain pasta with your favorite sauce.
    • Stir fry: Use assorted veggies, the protein of your choice (chicken, etc) and add rice and sauce (soy sauce, teriyaki).
    • American Chop Suey: Ground turkey, peppers, onions and whole grain pasta.