COVID-19 UPDATE

OACSD MOVES TO FULL REMOTE INSTRUCTION
Beginning Friday, November 13th and running through Tuesday, November 24th, ALL OACSD students will transition to 100% fully remote instruction.  This learning model change is for ALL buildings: OES, AES, OAMS & OFA. Read the complete letter from Superintendent Green here: 

COVID-19 UPDATE

Please note the following information:

CLICK THE IMAGE FOR COVID-19 GUIDANCE

 

Free/Reduced Meals:  Sign up for free and reduced school meals by applying online at https://www.myschoolapps.com/

SNAP Benefits:  If you are a family that is in need of extra assistance you can also apply for SNAP benefits at https://www.ny.gov/services/apply-snap  The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food at stores.


A Message from Tioga County Rural Ministry

If you or someone you know in Tioga County, NY has been laid off or lost employment due to COVID-19 and are struggling to pay bills, Tioga County Rural Ministry  may be able to help. We know that many are still awaiting the arrival of unemployment checks. TCRM is only a phone call away. Please contact Alycia at 687-3021 or [email protected].  If you are unfamiliar with TCRM services, check out our website at tcrm.org. 

RESOURCES - CDC, HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

 

The latest information from the Tioga County Health Department Health Department about the virus:  Tioga County Health Department Website


Contact the Tioga County Health Department at: 607-687-8600


The most up-to-date information from the NYS Health Dept. about the virus:  New York State Department of Health Website

General information about the virus from the CDC:  CDC Website

Hand Washing/Hygiene Tips for  Germ Prevention: 

Hand Washing Tips From CDC

Germ Prevention From Healthy Children Website

The district has infectious disease protocols in place and has been taking steps, such as cleaning and disinfecting throughout its buildings and buses, to minimize the spread of viruses and a variety of other illnesses. There are a number of steps that students, staff and community members can take to minimize the spread of all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health: 

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Heavily soiled hands should be washed. 

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. 

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

• Stay home when you are sick. 

• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 

• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surface

In addition, New York has established a Novel Coronavirus Hotline, which can provide additional information. Call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms.

The district continues to closely monitor this fluid situation and we will follow guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH), Tioga County Public Health Department and the NYS Education Department.

If you or family members begin to show symptoms of a respiratory disease and suspect it may be COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected, and follow their advice.

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