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Public Announcement Tuesday August 18, 2020

August 18, 2020

Public Announcement 08/18/2020

Lewiston Consolidated Schools has confirmed its first case of COVID-19.

The individual testing positive was a staff member.

The Southeast Health Department in Auburn has been contacted and continues to provide the district guidance.

All individuals identified to be within 6 feet of the staff member for more than 15 minutes have been contacted. (per direction of the Southeast Health Department)

Everyone associated with Lewiston Consolidated Schools is encouraged to continue social distancing, wear a mask when not social distancing, and diligently monitor symptoms of COVID-19.

Please stay home if you have one of the following symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Fever or chills.
  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
  • Fatigue.
  • Muscle or body aches.
  • Headache.
  • New loss of taste or smell.
  • Sore throat.

How to Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19:

  1. Stay 6 feet away from others.
  2. Stay at home and only grocery shop once per week alone.
  3. Wear a cloth face covering in public (grocery stores, pharmacies etc.) when you can't stay 6 feet away from others.
  4. Work from home.
  5. Hold conference calls or virtual meetings instead of in person.
  6. Stay home if you or someone in your house has a sudden onset of cough or shortness of breath or a fever.
  7. Wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water aren't available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
  8. Wash hands right before you eat.
  9. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze then throw the tissue in the trash.
  10. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, especially counters, handles, doorknobs, tabletops, remotes and keyboards.

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