Dear De La Salle Parents and Guardians:
At De La Salle and Carondelet High Schools, the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and families are paramount. Many of us are following the news of a new virus (novel coronavirus) that has made thousands of people sick in China and around the world, including a few cases in the U.S.
De La Salle and Carondelet High Schools are monitoring closely information and advisories from the Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to reduce the risk of anyone getting sick from this novel (new) coronavirus in our community. According to the CDC, “for the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from novel coronavirus is considered low.” This means Contra Costa County residents, including our De La Salle and Carondelet communities and neighbors, are still at low risk of becoming affected.
The best ways to reduce the risk of getting or spreading any respiratory disease, including this virus, are:
- Stay home from school or work if you are sick
- Frequently wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer
- Cover with an elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth and limit close contact with people who are sick
CCHS is not currently recommending the use of masks, so we are not providing or requiring them at school. Local information about the virus is available at cchealth.org/coronavirus. Further, we will continue to monitor updates from the Centers for Disease Control.
We will communicate with you as more information becomes available. Thank you, as always, for your partnership.
The De La Salle High School President’s Cabinet