With TSC spring break approaching (March 23-27), we would like to update you on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel. To date, there have not been any cases identified in Tippecanoe County. Based on guidance from the Tippecanoe County Health Department, the TSC will remain operational and will continue to do so unless circumstances change.
While the CDC has no official recommendations regarding domestic travel at this time, all travelers should practice general preventative measures. With international travel, the CDC recommends avoiding nonessential travel to countries with a CDC level 2 and 3 travel health notice. Additionally, anyone returning from travel to countries with a CDC level 2 and 3 travel health notice will be instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days. CDC recommends travelers, particularly those with underlying health issues, defer all cruise ship travel worldwide. Additional information, as well as a list of countries with health advisories, is available at the CDC website.
Families considering international travel should keep in mind that this situation is rapidly evolving. International travel to areas where the COVID-19 is spreading may result in delays or possible quarantine if travel recommendations change while abroad.
The CDC recommends everyday preventive measures to control the spread of COVID-19. These include:
- Staying home when sick and avoiding close contact with sick people
- Frequent, proper handwashing using soap and water for at least 20 seconds or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Avoiding touching your mouth, nose or eyes with unwashed hands
- Practicing respiratory etiquette (e.g., covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or upper sleeve)
- Routinely cleaning and disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces using usual cleaning/disinfection products according to the product label
Additional information is on our website under TSC Health Services.
Thank you for working with us to ensure these precautionary measures are taken to keep our students and employees safe. This is a rapidly evolving situation. We will provide updated information as it becomes available from state and county health agencies.
TSC Superintendent Dr. Scott Hanback
TSC School Nursing Supervisor Krystal Zahn