Coronavirus Updates

Latest Updates

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.

New Resources

3/12/20

CDC Coronavirus Resource Center for Schools  English   Spanish

Fact sheet: What to Do If You Are Sick   English     Spanish

Poster: Stop the Spread of Germs   English    Spanish

Poster: Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019   English   Spanish

3/10/20 

Prevention Tips

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

Important Resources

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

NEW! Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

Georgia Department of Education COVID-19 and Schools

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Georgia Department of Public Health

CDC Fact Sheet - What You Should Know (English)

CDC Fact Sheet - What You Should Know (Spanish)

GaDOE - COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Schools

 Caring for Children: Tips to keep children healthy while school’s out (March 29)

  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children.html

Talking To and Supporting Our Children During the Pandemic

Join us for a webinar on Apr 02, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT.

Register now!

We invite parents and others caring for children during the pandemic to join a webinar this Thursday, April 2nd at 2:00 p.m., as Dr. David Schonfeld joins us live to provide the presentation “Talking to and Supporting our Children during the Pandemic.” He will be available to answer questions, also. Dr. Schonfeld is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and the Director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, as well as Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. He is a member the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery and he serves on the National Biodefense Science Board.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.