Midd State News

Update #2: COVID-19 What's the Plan

Posted on: March 10, 2020
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In the event of a district-wide closure due to illness, we want to take a moment to update you on our preparations. Please know we are monitoring the daily updates regarding COVID-19 (formerly known as novel Coronavirus) from the City of Middletown Health Commissioner and the Butler County Health Department. We are confident we can meet the needs of our students should the need arise to close school short or long term.  

In Middletown Schools, we clean our classrooms daily. In addition to custodial cleaning, the district has two Clorox 360 misting machines that can disinfect an entire classroom. We take special care to meet the standards in place that keep our facilities clean and safe. In addition, our school buses are cleaned and disinfected each day.

While our curriculum department is working on learning plans in the event of an extended closure, the safety and well-being of our students is our primary concern as well as providing meals for our students. Our Food Services Department is working on plans to utilize the Middie Meal Machine, our school buses, and our community partners to distribute breakfast and lunch as best as we possibly can in the event of a closure. 

As always, continue to monitor your child’s health and be alert. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is similar to what is done with the common cold or flu. These precautions include the following:

  • Cover sneezes and coughs with tissues or by coughing into the inside elbow. Please throw used tissues in the trash immediately.

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 to 30 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth as these actions accelerate the spread of germs.

  • Stay a minimum of three feet away from people who are sick, and stay home from work or school if you are sick or have a fever.

  • Seek assistance from a physician or health professional if you experience symptoms that cause concern.


The following websites will provide additional information on COVID19:

CDC

OH Dept of Health

Health Commissioner

MCSD Health Page