Tiffin City Schools is preparing for possible impacts from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic.
Interim Superintendent Robert Boes said in a statement that he has been in contact with the Seneca County General Health District regarding the quickly-evolving situation in Ohio.
As of Wednesday evening, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Seneca County. However, four cases have been confirmed throughout the state of Ohio.
“We have increased our efforts to disinfect surfaces in our buildings and are encouraging students and staff to practice good habits to help prevent the spread of any infections,” Boes said. “We will continue to have a constant dialogue with our county health department and respond to any directives from them and or the state.”
Boes said the district is creating a plan to provide educational and instructional options to students, specific to them, in the event of an extended closure. However, at this time, Tiffin City Schools will continue to have classes each day.
“Please discuss this issue with your children and it may be wise to discuss longer term child care options for your immediate family in case we are asked to close school for an extended period of time,” Boes said.