COVID-19 FAQ

Purpose:

The Moline-Coal Valley School District continues to monitor and communicate with local, state, and federal officials regarding the new coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19.  We will continue to update this page as we receive new information regarding this situation. For additional information and resources offered by the Illinois State Board of Education, please use the following links:

 

ISBE Coronavirus Information

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Yes.  As of March 13, 2020, our school district does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19 and we are being directed by the Illinois State Board of Education to remain open and to diligently follow the guidelines for a sanitary environment.

District leadership has been and continues to meet regularly to define protocols and operational strategies in the event of school closure due to an outbreak of the virus in our community.

Our custodial staff has been directed to clean and disinfect solid surfaces daily using best practices as described by the CDC.  Examples include disinfecting high-touch surfaces, common areas, desks, countertops, restroom fixtures, door hardware, and handrails.

We encourage staff in all of our schools to reinforce health tips with students such as proper hand-washing, covering their mouths when they cough or sneeze, and staying home when they are sick.

Yes.  Unless a student is ill or has received a diagnosis, we cannot exclude them from attending school.  We ask all parents who are going to keep their child home from school to describe the illness and symptoms when calling the school to report the absence.

District administration is currently examining the guidelines set by the Illinois State Board of Education for e-learning days and emergency days.  The district is creating contingency plans to provide instructional resources to students and their families in the event of extended school closures.