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Corona Virus Update
Corona Virus Update
Kelly Koppinger
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dear Families: 

Our school has been working with our public health partners monitoring the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). When responding to infectious diseases, it is important to know that our school follows the directions and recommendations made by the state and county health departments. 

Recent information from the state is that there is a low health risk to people in the North Dakota from 2019 novel coronavirus. It is important that you keep up to date with information from reliable sources and know the facts. 

What is coronavirus 

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath. These viruses spread through coughing or sneezing, much like the flu. 

What is school doing 

Thorough cleaning of surfaces is an important part of any prevention strategy. Keeping our students and staff safe is our top priority. In our school, we will be following high standards and strict procedures for frequent and thorough cleaning and disinfecting. You can also help keep the school healthy by following the recommendations below. 

What can I do to stay healthy 

The risk to the general public from this virus is considered low, and the same precautions recommended for avoiding colds and flu can help protect yourself and others against the coronavirus. 

More information 

  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with tissue
  • Clean surfaces that are frequently touched
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has flu symptoms
  • Stay home if you are sick

Please know that the school is monitoring this situation. Our focus is maintaining the safety of students and staff. We will continue to update staff and families with any new information. 

Please feel free to contact us anytime with questions. 


Kelly Koppinger
Superintendent, New England Public School