Get the latest information regarding the coronavirus and EMS ISD updates at emsisd.com/coronavirus.
EMS ISD officials are monitoring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Tarrant County Health Department reports on COVID-19, the coronavirus. The CDC and Tarrant County Health recommends that families who plan to travel should monitor federal travel restrictions on affected areas. The links below provide more information on travel advisories as well as updates from the CDC, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and more.
According to health officials, take these steps to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus:
- Wash your hands with soap often and for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay at home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
Student's should not return to school until they are fever-free for 24 hours without needing fever-reducing medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Medications containing aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid, ASA, salicylate) should not be given to students with a fever or viral illness because of the danger of Reye’s syndrome in children and youth. This includes such products as Pepto Bismol, Kaopectate, Excedrine, BC Powder, etc.