2021-22 DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

UPDATE - FEBRUARY 28, 2022

The CDC issued new guidance on February 25, 2022 indicating that universal usage of masks are recommended not required in schools and while using school transportation in areas at high risk. The CDC is not recommending universal usage of masks in areas considered low risk.

Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required on school buses and other forms of school transportation.

Should conditions change, we may need to revisit this decision.

Should conditions change, we may need to revisit this decision.

2022-01-10 Parent Letter COVID-19 Precaution Update

COVID-19 Response Protocol REVISED 9-20-21

2021-09-15 Parent Letter COVID-19 Precaution Update

Student and staff safety is our top priority at The School District of Gilman.

Parents and guardians should watch email for an official announcements from the district.

In our efforts to keep our students, staff and families informed with the latest information on COVID-19 or Coronavirus, please use this page as a reference for District communications regarding COVID-19 and other helpful resources.

This global health event impacts us all. It requires us to take careful precautions and to follow advice provided by public health experts.

UPDATES 

For the most up to date information please follow Taylor County Health Department on Facebook, or visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ webpage https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm and Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

PRECAUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

The District is taking a number of precautions to minimize the risk to our students, staff and families:

  • We are asking all of our families to monitor their student’s health, as well as their own. If their child is sick with flu-like symptoms, fever, cough or shortness of breath, we are recommending that parents and guardians seek medical treatment and keep the child home from school. We are also asking staff and visitors to follow these same precautions.

  • Our custodial staff is doubling its effort to ensure that high-touch surfaces are being disinfected. The products we use are hospital-grade cleaners and peroxide based. Custodians will replace soap and hand sanitizers often. All buses will be disinfected daily, and the Food Service Department will continue to follow food safety practices and use approved disinfectants.

We encourage all students, staff and community members to follow these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.

  • Stay at home if you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.