Danville Public Schools take coronavirus precautions

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Like many divisions in the Commonwealth, Danville Public Schools (DPS) is monitoring the coronavirus closely and taking extra precautions to safeguard students from the virus.

School custodians are taking extra care in cleaning frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, locker handles, and restrooms. The Maintenance Department is in regular communication with individual schools to ensure they are sufficiently stocked with cleaning supplies, according to a school division statement.

The Transportation Department is sanitizing buses at the end of every route, DPS said.

DPS does have a plan for operations and instructional support should a reported case of the virus impact the division, according to the division.

School officials recommend that parents follow the Virginia Department of Health guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus in the event of an outbreak:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as much as possible;
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not hands) when coughing or sneezing;
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces;
  • Avoid contact with sick people as much as possible;
  • Avoid non-essential travel; and
  • Stay home if you are sick.

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