Local School Notifies Parents Of Coronavirus Plans

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FALCONER – While there are no cases of Novel Coronavirus in Chautauqua County, some school districts are notifying parents on their plan to fight the virus.

In a letter to Falconer Central School District Families, Superintendent Stephen Penhollow shared guidance from New York State’s Health and Education Departments.

Saying in part, “since the virus is very new, health authorities continue to carefully watch how this virus spreads. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working hard to learn as much as possible about this new virus, so that we can better understand how it spreads and causes illness.”

Penhollow says the best way to prevent infection is by washing hands often and avoid close contact with people who are sick. Additionally, the Superintendent says those who are sick should stay home unless visiting a medical professional.

School officials say anyone with questions on the Novel Coronavirus can call the New York State Health Department’s hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

On Wednesday, Chautauqua County’s Department of Health reinforced that the risk for infection in the area is low.


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