March 4, 2020: Varnett's precautionary measures

Dear Parents,

Safety is our number one priority at The Varnett Public School. To address the continuing concerns of the spread of the coronavirus, Varnett is taking several preventative measures to combat illness:

  • Sanitizing with Lysol once a day classrooms and common areas, including door handles, phones, and other accessible objects.
  • All restrooms are cleaned at least three times a day.
  • COVID-19 signs are posted at the entrance of every district building to inform visitors and parents of the symptoms of the virus.
  • Hand sanitizers containing at least 60 percent alcohol will be placed in each classroom.
  • Tissues are provided in every classroom.
  • Automatic hand sanitizer foam dispensers will be placed at the entrance of every building.
  • All district buildings are cleaned and sanitized at the end of the day.
  • All Varnett vehicles are sanitized each day, and drivers are provided Lysol.
  • We will continue to urge students and staff to stay home if they are sick.

As a reminder, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention always recommends everyday preventive actions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizers containing at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay at home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Use Lysol to clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 infection.

Parents, we are taking the necessary precautions to keep our children healthy and safe during the season. You can keep up with the latest news about the coronavirus and actions recommended by the CDC at

Dr. Margaret Stroud
Superintendent of Schools
The Varnett Public School