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Plan to protect students from COVID-19 virus

March 9, 2020


BYENT OF THE WEEK, HEALTH EXPERTS EXPECT TO HAVE MORE THAN MILLION PEOPLE TESTED.>>HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE WARNING SCHOOLS TO PREPARE FOR DISRUPTIONS CAUSED BY THE SPREADING COVID-19 VIRUS.>>AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, SOME ARE ALREADY TAKING PRECAUTIONS. WE WENT TO GREENFIELD TO SEE WHAT SCHOOLS ARE DOING TO KEEP KIDS SAFE.>>Reporter: HANNAH MYERS IS A SCIENCE TEACHER AND SELF-PROCLAIMED GURU OF MANDATORY HAND-WASHING.>>20 SECONDS, ALL THAT STUFF, SOAP AND WATER.>>Reporter: MYERS AND OTHER GREENFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ARE AT WAR WITH FLU-CAUSING GERMS AND THE SPREADING COVID-19 VIRUS.>>IT’S SOMETHING THAT’S ON MY MIND PRETTY MUCH EVERY DAY, BUT NOT SOMETHING THAT SCARES ME EVERY DAY, IF THAT MAKES SENSE.>>Reporter: IT DOES. BECAUSE EVERY DAY SCHOOLS PROVIDE STUDENTS CLEAN, SAFE, SECURE PLACES TO LEARN. WHEN YOU PUT ALL THESE KIDS IN ONE PLACE ALL DAY LONG, SCHOOLS BECOME PETRIE DISHES. THERE ARE HAND SANITIZERS AND CLEANERS. CUSTODIANS ARE DISINFECTS SURFACES THAT STUDENTS TOUCH A LOT. TEACHERS ARE LOOKING OUT FOR STUDENTS WITH FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS. PARENTS ARE TOLD TO KEEP SICK KIDS AT HOME. IF AN OUTBREAK OCCURS AND SCHOOLS CLOSE, STUDENTS CAN LEARN FROM HOME USING COMPUTERS.>>WORRY IS SOMETHING I WOULD THROW TO THE TOP OF MY VOCABULARY RIGHT NOW.>>Reporter: THE SUPERINTENDENT USES THE WORDS DILIGENT AND PREPARED.>>IF MORE THINGS COME ABOUT AND WE REALIZE THAT THIS IS TURNING INTO SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS THAN IT IS RIGHT NOW, THEN WE WILL REACT TO THAT.>>Reporter: SCHOOLS ALREADY ACCUSTOMED TO PROTECTING STUDENTS FROM A VARIETY OF

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