For my own sanity, I am trying not to freak out about the coronavirus. I'm not forcing my children to wear face masks when we leave the house...yet...but I am nagging more about hand washing and not putting their hands in their mouth.

Basically, my family is conducting our lives the same way we do every cold and flu season...vitamins, hand washing, and staying home when we are sick.

The coronavirus threat though, demands precautionary measures, which is something Rockford Public Schools wants parents to know they are taking very seriously right now.

I think any medical professional will agree, when facing any virus threat, frequent and thorough hand washing is key to keeping an outbreak at bay. WASH YOUR HANDS  AND STAY HOME IF YOU'RE SICK. Simple as that.

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