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Message on where to go if you experiencing Flu-like Symptoms

  • In an effort to relieve some of the traffic pressure on the main hospital, Bon Secours has established designated flu clinics for members of the community who are experiencing flu-like symptoms, which may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or body aches.

     

    The flu clinics are designed to evaluate and treat patients with flu-like symptoms. Bon Secours recommends that people who are experiencing flu-like symptoms to either call their primary care provider or visit our local flu clinics. 

    Petersburg Evaluation Center

    Opens today, Friday, March 20, 2020

    50 B Medical Park Blvd   
    Petersburg, VA 23805    
    804-765-6447

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    A Message About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

     

    Dear Families and Staff,

     

     

    Petersburg City Public Schools (PCPS) is coordinating with federal, state and local public health and safety partners to take public health actions, as necessary, to keep our school community safe. Currently, there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in Petersburg, but we are working to ensure that if there is an outbreak in our community that we will be prepared to handle that issue. At this time, there is no evidence or documentation of community transmission of COVID-19 in Petersburg.

     

     

    In order to be prepared, PCPS staff are engaged in numerous measures to keep our students and staff safe. Some of the steps that we are taking are:

     

     

     

    • Review and Update- PCPS is reviewing and updating our operations plan, including a plan for distance learning. Additionally, we are developing our preparedness plans in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    • Daily Cleaning- Operations staff have been reminded of the importance of consistent cleaning and disinfection protocols and the need for frequent checks and restocking of handwashing supplies (soap and paper towels). We are disinfecting surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly. Our cafeteria staff is practicing strict hygiene. Also, we have confirmed that PCPS is using EPA verified products to clean and disinfect our schools.
    • Daily Meetings and Briefings- PCPS staff are meeting daily to discuss how to continue instruction and learning for our students in the case of an outbreak. PCPS staff will continue to meet with and receive briefings from our local and state partners as the public health assessments continue to come in.
    • Enhanced Communication- As we learn more about the COVID-19 situation, we will share the information that is most relevant to you. We will broadcast this information through our website, social media accounts, email, and telephone system. Additionally, information about COVID-19 will be available in paper copies at each of our schools. (Visit cdc.gov for more information on COVID-19)

     

     

    Our goal is to continue to provide instruction for our students in safe, clean schools. Please remember to take the necessary precautions of handwashing, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands, and covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue. We encourage our staff and families to use non-contact methods of greeting and to know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If you are not feeling well, please take the appropriate steps to get yourself healthy and feeling better again. Together, with your support and cooperation, we can continue to keep schools open and our students healthy.

     

    On Monday, March 16th, we will provide you with an update on our operations plan and how we plan to proceed with school.

     

    Sincerely,

     

     

    Dr. Maria Pitre-Martin, 

    Superintendent



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    student at Lunch

    Sheetz is proud to announce the expansion of the Kidz Meal Bagz program providing free food to help children and families in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal Bagz will be available at all 600 Sheetz locations and will be available daily, while supplies last.

    The Meal Bagz include a turkey sandwich, chips, and a drink. Families interested in taking advantage of the free program can go to any Sheetz location and ask an employee for a meal at the register or through the drive-through.

    As we expand this program, our goal is to help feed those kids who are most in need. Through our first two weeks, it has been very hard to anticipate the demand at each store, but we are remaining connected to our communities in order to help as many people as possible. However, since this is a special item assembled by our supply chain and vendor partners, we do have limited quantities.

    The program will be available for the next two weeks at which time it will be reevaluated based on community needs.

     

     
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    Un mensaje sobre el coronavirus (COVID-19)

     

    Estimadas familias y personal,

     

    Las Escuelas públicas de la ciudad de Petersburg (PCPS) se están coordinando con socios federales, estatales y locales de salud pública y seguridad para tomar medidas de salud pública, según sea necesario, para mantener nuestra comunidad escolar segura. Actualmente, no hay casos reportados de COVID-19 en Petersburg, pero estamos trabajando para asegurarnos de que si hay un brote en nuestra comunidad, estaremos preparados para manejar ese problema. En este momento, no hay evidencia o documentación de transmisión comunitaria de COVID-19 en Petersburg.

     

    Para estar preparados, el personal de PCPS está involucrado en numerosas medidas para mantener seguros a nuestros estudiantes y al personal. Algunos de los pasos que estamos tomando son:

     

    • Revisión y actualización: PCPS está revisando y actualizando nuestro plan de operaciones, incluido un plan de aprendizaje a distancia. Además, estamos desarrollando nuestros planes de preparación de acuerdo con la orientación de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC).
    • Limpieza diaria: se ha recordado al personal de operaciones la importancia de los protocolos de limpieza y desinfección consistentes y la necesidad de controles frecuentes y reposición de suministros de lavado de manos (jabón y toallas de papel). Estamos desinfectando superficies como pomos de puertas, mesas, escritorios y pasamanos regularmente. El personal de nuestra cafetería está practicando estricta higiene. Además, hemos confirmado que PCPS está utilizando productos verificados por la EPA para limpiar y desinfectar nuestras escuelas.
    • Reuniones y sesiones informativas diarias: el personal de PCPS se reúne diariamente para analizar cómo continuar la instrucción y el aprendizaje de nuestros estudiantes en caso de un brote. El personal de PCPS continuará reuniéndose y recibiendo informes de nuestros socios locales y estatales a medida que las evaluaciones de salud pública continúen llegando.
    • Comunicación mejorada: a medida que aprendamos más sobre la situación de COVID-19, compartiremos la información más relevante para usted. Transmitiremos esta información a través de nuestro sitio web, cuentas de redes sociales, correo electrónico y sistema telefónico. Además, la información sobre COVID-19 estará disponible en copias en papel en cada una de nuestras escuelas. (Visite cdc.gov para obtener más información sobre COVID-19)

     

    Nuestro objetivo es continuar brindando instrucción a nuestros estudiantes en escuelas seguras y limpias. Recuerde tomar las precauciones necesarias para lavarse las manos, evitar tocarse la cara con las manos sin lavar y cubrirse la tos o estornudar con un pañuelo. Alentamos a nuestro personal y a nuestras familias a utilizar métodos de salud sin contacto y a conocer los signos y síntomas de COVID-19. Si no se siente bien, tome las medidas adecuadas para recuperarse y sentirse mejor nuevamente. Juntos, con su apoyo y cooperación, podemos continuar manteniendo abiertas las escuelas y la salud de nuestros estudiantes.

     

    El lunes 16 de marzo, le proporcionaremos una actualización sobre nuestro plan de operaciones y cómo planeamos proceder con la escuela.

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