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Reopening Training Videos Part 3 Symptoms and Respiratory Hygiene

September 1, 2020


Dear Parents,


I hope you are all having a fantastic day! With this third installment, I am sending  some information about where you can find material on our website. A few weeks ago, I sent some information about:

  • Learning Options at MCS
  • Extended Day
  • Arrival and Departure Signups

These can be found under the Covid19 tab - Communication/Family and Community Engagement - MCS Family Communications

The four part tutorial can be found on our website's home page - scroll down to the bottom right -




S Debbie



Know the symptoms of COVID-19, which can include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell. Transcript:

Date: 5/26/20

Video download link:


Respiratory hygiene -

No training video, rather use appropriate signage to communicate cover your cough etiquette.

The following measures to contain respiratory secretions are recommended for all individuals with signs and symptoms of a respiratory infection.

  • Wear a mask or face covering when social distancing is not feasible
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  • Use the nearest no-touch waste receptacle to dispose of the tissue after use.
  • Perform hand hygiene (e.g., hand washing with non-antimicrobial soap and water, alcohol-based hand rub, or antiseptic hand wash) after having contact with respiratory secretions and contaminated objects/materials.
  • Provide conveniently located dispensers of alcohol-based hand rub; where sinks are available, ensure that supplies for hand washing (i.e., soap, disposable towels) are consistently available.

The COVID-19 virus spreads from person to person in droplets produced by coughs and sneezes. Therefore, the school will emphasize the importance of respiratory hygiene.


Students and staff must carry out the following respiratory hygiene practices.


     - Cover a cough or sneeze using a tissue. If a tissue is used, it should be

        thrown away immediately. 

     - If you don’t have a tissue when sneezing or coughing, sneeze into your elbow.

     - Wash your hands after sneezing or coughing.

     - Face coverings are protective. Wearing a face covering will keep the respiratory

        droplets and aerosols from being widely dispersed into the air