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Coronavirus: COVID-19

As a district, PBTISD remains committed to providing an outstanding education in a safe and secure learning environment. Please know that students are always at the heart of our decisions, and we are managing this situation with them and our entire community in mind. As circumstances continue to evolve, we will stay in touch with our community to provide timely and concise information based on the most current guidance from our local, state and federal health authorities. 

Due to the March 11, 2020 announcement by the World Health Organization that the outbreak of the new coronavirus has been declared a pandemic, updated announcements by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and information from medical professionals and state and federal health officials, the following action is being taken in an attempt to minimize health and safety risks to the PBTISD community.

PBTISD schools are currently closed.

Meanwhile, care for yourself, your family and those around you, and continue to adhere to the preventative measures as recommended by public health officials, such as limiting interaction and practicing social distancing. Visit the CDC website for more information. 

This is a rapidly progressing situation which impacts every citizen across the globe. Thank you for your patience and partnership as we work together to deliver a successful learning experience for our students under these unprecedented circumstances. 

There are also everyday steps that can be taken by us all to help minimize the spread of illness. These steps and more information can be found on the Center for Disease Control website. Important actions include:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with the crook of your elbow or upper arm when you cough or sneeze. This will block the spread of droplets from your mouth or nose that could contain the flu virus. Or use a tissue and throw the tissue into the trash.
  • Proper and consistent hand washing is essential. Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Use a paper towel to turn off the faucet if it is not automatic. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer; apply to the palm of one hand; rub hands together covering all surfaces until dry.
  • Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol will be available if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth as germs spread this way.
  • Avoid sharing objects. If an activity requires the passing around of an object, be sure to wash hands afterwards.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you or your child gets sick with a respiratory illness, like flu, limit contact with others as much as possible to help prevent spreading the illness. Stay home (or keep your child home) for at least 24 hours after fever is gone except to seek medical care. Fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.

 

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For official COVID-19 news please always refer to reputable news sources.

The mission of the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD is to provide excellence in education. The district is committed to high standards of achievement, which fosters a positive, creative atmosphere that empowers students with critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills.

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