Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Utah Governor Gary Herbert has announced that face masks will be required in schools at the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
We understand that this is a challenging time for all Ogden School District stakeholders and that there are many questions. We will continue to distribute information to families and provide situational updates on this website.
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Entendemos que este es un momento desafiante para todos los interesados del Distrito Escolar de Ogden y que hay muchas preguntas. Continuaremos distribuyendo información a las familias tan pronto como esté disponible y brindaremos actualizaciones situacionales en este sitio web.
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Know the Facts*
Utah’s Public Health System has initiated a Coronavirus Information Line, 1-800-456-7707, brought to us through the Utah Poison Control Center. It is staffed with healthcare professionals whose focus is to answer questions, give status updates and local advisories related to Coronavirus.
How to Protect Yourself
Know How it Spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Take steps to protect others
Stay home if you’re sick
- Stay home if you are sick (except traveling to obtain medical care). Learn what to do if you are sick.
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Wear a face mask when you leave home
- You can help protect yourself from others and protect others from you: You should wear a face mask when you are around other people (e.g. shopping or working). If you are not able to wear a face mask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing) you should do your best to maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet between yourself and others. Learn what to do if you are sick.
Clean and disinfect
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.