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Mar, 2020

CDC Recommendations for Staying Healthy - 2019-nCoV

he Pittsburgh-East Regional Catholic Elementary Schools and the Diocese of Pittsburgh work with the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to communicate important health-related information to our families. The purpose of this communication is to reinforce the CDC’s recommendations regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which has been in the news of late.  

Per CDC recommendations, the most critical action that can be taken is to use disciplined hygiene practices. Recommendations include:

  • Washing hands often with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds, especially after bathroom use, before eating, and after blowing one’s nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

  • Staying home when sick.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces

As part of the region's regular operations, the above practices are reinforced. Additionally, classrooms are cleaned appropriately nightly. Please help us by reinforcing these health practices at home. 

For additional information concerning coronavirus, please see the CDC and the ACHD guidelines at the links below:

Guidance from CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

Cases in the United States:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

2019-nCoV  and Children:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/children-faq.html

Guidance from ACHD (Also references CDC):

https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Health-Department/Resources/Data-and-Reporting/Infectious-Disease-Epidemiology/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx

We are carefully monitoring the situation. Additional information will be provided in the future as necessary.

For additional questions specific for 2019-nCoV, please contact the Allegheny County Health Department, (412-687-ACHD) or the PERCES Regional Administrator, Joseph Rosi, at [email protected].

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Divine Mercy Academy Athletic Association, 245 Azalea Drive
Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146
Phone : 412-229-7779
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