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School officials react to COVID-19

HUDSON – The Hudson School District announced plans earlier this week to cancel school and start remote learning protocols in response to coronavirus concerns.

District officials released the follow statement:

“The Hudson School District will be closing next week to put into practice social distancing, as recommended by the CDC, as one way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. There are NO known cases of COVID-19 in Hudson at this time.

Monday, March 16, 2020, the Hudson School District will be closed to students.

All school personnel will be at school on Monday to prepare for remote learning.

Remote learning will begin for students on Tuesday, March 17 until Friday, March 20, 2020. Decisions about extending remote learning will be made on a weekly basis thereafter.”

Superintendent Lawrence Russell also released a list of general precautions, which included:

• Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

• Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.

• Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects such as tables, door knobs, toys, desks and computer keyboards with regular household cleaning sprays or wipes.

Hudson School District Response

• Work with maintenance and food service departments to be vigilant in sanitation practices.

• Instruct staff and students to follow good handwashing practices and to stay home when sick. Handwashing is still considered one of the best ways to prevent the spread of viruses.

• Share information with families, as available.

• Closely monitor the situation and follow guidelines from the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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