A Message about Coronavirus

For more information about Coronavirus, please visit the School District of Philadelphia’s webpage here.



The School District of Philadelphia holds the well-being, health, and safety of students and staff as a top priority. With this in mind, we are writing to update you on an evolving health issue involving the coronavirus.

We are working closely with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and carefully taking the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To date, there are no confirmed cases in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia residents are at low risk of becoming infected.

Read on for more information about the coronavirus and what you and your children can do to protect yourselves and others from the spread of all types of viruses.


How is the coronavirus spread?

coughing and sneezingCoughing and Sneezing

touching eyes nose mouthTouching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes

contact with peopleClose contact with people

What are the symptoms?


shortness of breathShortness of breath



How can I help protect myself?

washing handsWash your hands regularly with soap and water

spray bottleClean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze – and wash your hands afterward

bedIf you are sick, stay home until your fever is gone for 24 hours

avoidAvoid putting fingers in your mouth, ears, or eyes


Fight Germs. Wash Your Hands! Video from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

For more information on the Coronavirus, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

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