FAQ'S ABOUT COVID- 19 CORONAVIRUS
• What should I do if I or someone I know comes in contact with someone with COVID-19?
Please call the St. Louis County Department of Health if you or your student comes into contact with someone with COVID 19. The hotline number to the health department is 314.615.2660.
• How does COVID-19 spread?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 spreads through contact with individuals who have a confirmed COVID-19 case. Prolonged contact is defined as being within six feet of an infected person for 15-30 minutes or more. If you or a family member do come in direct contact with an individual who is symptomatic, please call your primary care physician.
• What should I do if I do not have a doctor?
If you do not have a family doctor, call the St. Louis County Clinics who can provide medical care to all County residents, regardless of ability to pay. Call 314-615-0500 if you do not have a doctor. Jennings School District has two School-Based Health Clinics. The Jennings SPOT Clinic at Jennings Senior High School is for high schoolers and is celebrating its 5th anniversary of being open for our students. The CareSTL Health Clinic at Fairview Elementary School for K-8 students and has been open since 2017. All Jennings students may use these clinics for health care at low to no costs.
• What is the Coronavirus?
The COVID-19 Coronavirus is an emerging and rapidly evolving outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and which has now been detected in many locations internationally, including cases in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2,” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
• What is the likelihood that Jennings will cancel school due to the coronavirus?
At this point, the spread of COVID-19 in our area has not reached the point where health officials are recommending we close schools.
Please be assured that should our situation change, we will inform you immediately. If you have additional questions or concerns, please let your building principal know. If they cannot answer your question, they will make sure that someone who can is in touch at the earliest possible opportunity.
• What is the St. Louis County website and phone number hotline for the Coronavirus?
• If I feel like I want to keep my student at home, what should I do?
The decision about whether or not to send your child to school is always your decision. Should you decide it is in the best interest of your family to keep your student home, please notify your student's school.