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Critical Updates

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Resources:

  • COVID-19 Information

    The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees and District Leadership share our community’s concerns about the novel coronavirus. We are collaborating with WCSD Student Health Services, Washoe County Health District, State of Nevada, and federal health officials to determine the best course of action to protect our students and staff members and ensure the best course of action to protect our students and staff members and ensure the educational needs of our students are met.

    Culture and Community

    As our community responds to COVID-19, please remember that transmission of the coronavirus is not based on a person's race or country of origin. If you overhear hurtful or misinformed comments, please speak up. We are in this together, so please be kind to one another.


    Handouts & Posters from the CDC

    Factsheet: What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)


    What you need to know

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 is a new disease that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person. This virus was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

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    Factsheet: What to do if your are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)


    What to do if you are sick

    If you are sick with Coronavirus Disease 2019 or suspected of being infected with it, follow the steps in this fact sheet to help prevent spreading it to people in your home and community.

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    Poster: Stop the spread of germs


    Stop the spread of germs poster

    Help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, like Coronavirus Disease 2019 by avoiding close contact with people who are sick; covering a cough and sneeze; avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth; and washing your hands with soap and water.

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    Poster: Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019


    Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 poster

    Patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

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    Infographic: CDC Protects and Prepares Communities


    CDC Protect and Prepares Communities

    Learn how CDC is aggressively responding to the global outbreak of COVID-19 and preparing for the potential of community spread in the U.S.