As part of our continued efforts to ensure the health and well-being of our school community, the staff of the Tattnall County School System is dedicated to the daily monitoring and response to the potential impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on our school district. We also want to provide you with the latest information we have about the coronavirus so this webpage will have the most current information as we receive it. As COVID-19 is an evolving world health scenario, we encourage you to visit this web page for official updates from health organizations as well as our school system's response and advisories.
The Tattnall County School System staff will remain in contact with the Tattnall County Health Department, who is our local agent of the state’s Department of Public Health, and the Tattnall County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).
We will continue to communicate important health and safety information with our employees and the parents of our students.
- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) developed a PowerPoint about the coronavirus that can be used to share information with the public. DPH encourages state and local government agencies, schools, places of worship, businesses, and others to use this slide deck. Coronavirus Disease 2019 - COVID 19
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
You can use these tips to help prevent the spread of flu, the coronavirus, and other illness:
- If you are sick, stay home. Do not attend school, work, or any other public gatherings.
- Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Encourage children to wash their hands for as long as it takes to sing the Happy Birthday song twice.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cough/sneeze into your elbow or cover your cough/sneeze with a tissue; throw the tissue away; wash your hands
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
The Georgia Department of Public Health released the following information regarding state preparations for COVID-19 (Corona Virus): DPH NEWS RELEASE
DPH will continue to update Georgians through their website: https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus
The CDC will provide updates at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Other Helpful Links
Georgia Department of Education COVID-19 and Schools
GaDOE - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Schools
What should I do if my child exhibits symptoms?
Contact your doctor, a local public health clinic, or the local board of health. The Georgia Department of Public health is currently advising that individuals who have traveled from affected countries/areas in the past 14 days and have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing should seek medical care, and should contact their healthcare provider and inform them of their travel history before going in.
Will my child’s school close?
The Georgia Department of Education is following the direction of the Georgia Department of Public Health regarding school closures. We are also advising local school districts to follow the direction of their local board of health. At this time, the Georgia Department of Public Health has advised us that students who are not ill can safely attend schools. We are in regular contact with GaDPH and will immediately inform school districts if their recommendation changes.
What will the Georgia Department of Education do to help students continue learning if schools close?
We are advising school districts to develop a plan to continue student learning should they need to close, using resources such as study packets, cable access, virtual school/online classes, etc. GaDOE’s Office of Teaching and Learning is compiling virtual educational resources that will be provided to support schools’ efforts.