Superintendent: Craig Hoekstra “COVID-19 Update
Superintendents from the Kent ISD Public and Private Schools COVID-19 Update March 12, 2020
Kent County Health Department COVID-19 Update March 12, 2020
COVID-19 is a newly identified coronavirus that is causing an outbreak of pneumonia illness. It was first identified in December 2019 in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.Since then, cases have been identified in multiple other countries including the US. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), human coronaviruses are common throughout the world and usually cause mild to moderate illness in people. This new virus is a public health concern because:
The CDC considers this new virus a public health concern based on current information. However, the immediate health risk to the general US public is considered low at this time. The CDC and the World Health Organization are closely monitoring the situation and providing ongoing guidance.