Update on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be prevalent in the media and minds of our community. Bishop Manogue is closely monitoring official updates and will follow any recommendations provided by the CDC and local health authorities. We encourage all BMCHS students, staff,  and families to follow the CDC prevention guidelines to prevent the spread of respiratory disease (shown below).  

Our team will continue to prioritize our health resources and keep our school community informed should our protocol change. Please continue to check this page for updates. 

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CDC Prevention Guidelines

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • 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.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
      • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a healthcare facility).

IMPORTANT LINKS: 

WASHOE COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT

CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION 

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