Confirmed coronavirus cases in Washington and Oregon were reported over the past weekend. Vancouver Public Schools wants to assure families and staff members that we are closely monitoring this evolving situation. We understand the concern families and staff members have about this virus and we want to assure you that the district is working directly with Clark County Public Health and the Department of Health as it does for all matters concerning public health.

The Washington State Department of Health has advised schools to continue taking normal precautions for preventing the spread of germs in schools.

Vancouver Public Schools has been in contact with Clark County Public Health and has not been advised to take additional precautions. VPS will continue to take normal precautions, monitor schools and follow the recommendations of the local and state departments of health.

At this time, risk for the coronavirus in Southwest Washington is considered to be low, however, VPS is prepared to act quickly if the situation changes.

For more information on the coronavirus, please visit the Washington State Department of Health website or call 800-525-0127 and press #.