The Lincoln County School System is monitoring the elevated discussion regarding novel coronavirus COVID-19, including the first confirmed cases in Kentucky this past weekend. We are in close communication with the Lincoln County Health Department and will continue to follow their guidance and recommendations, as well as any guidelines issued by the U.S. Center for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC).
At this time there are no confirmed or suspected cases in Lincoln County. However, there are over 500 confirmed cases across 34 states nationwide. Our custodial staff will continue to disinfect our schools daily, which is the best way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
All stakeholders play a role in reducing the likelihood of illness spreading in our schools and community. Practicing good habits will limit the spreading of any disease, even the regular cold and flu that we deal with during this time of the year. The best way to prevent the spread of the flu, colds and coronavirus are:
- Frequently washing your hands with soap and water (for a duration of 20 seconds).
- Covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Staying home if you are sick.
No additional precautions have been advised for our district at this time. The health and well-being of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to us. We will continue to monitor the development of COVID-19 and plan accordingly with local, state and federal officials. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Lincoln County Student Support Center at 606.365.2124.