Lubbock-Cooper ISD’s top priority is providing a safe environment for our students, staff, and families. We understand there may be health concerns over the recent outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus called COVID-19. As with any safety or health concern, Lubbock-Cooper continues to closely monitor the situation and track information provided by the City of Lubbock Health Department, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What is COVID-19?
There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The virus first appeared in Wuhan, China.
What is Lubbock-Cooper ISD doing?
Governor Abbott has closed all Texas schools through Monday, May 4. The reopening of LCISD schools will depend on the status of disease spread and possible executive orders for further extension of closure.
Lubbock-Cooper ISD continues to work with community partners to monitor the latest developments of COVID-19. If the need arises, Lubbock-Cooper has local, state, and federal resources readily available to assist. Many of the precautions and steps we take during the flu season are also applicable to COVID-19. Lubbock-Cooper ISD follows guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control when cleaning our facilities.
Patients with COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
Who is at higher risk?
COVID-19 is transmitted through person to person contact and can be spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
We encourage parents to emphasize and stress the importance of the following steps to help prevent illness and the spread of germs:
Parents can learn more about COVID-19 by (CLICKING HERE).
For students, families, and staff planning on traveling, we encourage you to visit the CDC's frequently asked questions related to travel and COVID-19 by (CLICKING HERE).
Frequently Asked Questions (CLICK HERE).
COVID-19 Global Map: (CLICK HERE).
Fact Sheets and Additional Resources