Doug Runde
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Teutopolis CUSD #50 Students, Staff, and Families:

As you know, many communities have been affected by coronavirus.  The good news at this time is that the health risk to the general public from coronavirus remains low.  As a school district, our goals are continuing to include:

  1. To make sure our students and families are informed.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact your child’s school office, school principal, or superintendent.  

  2. To spend extra time daily using sanitizing measures on student desks, door knobs, and restrooms.

  3. To educate and remind students the proper way to wash hands, sanitize, and protect themselves   

The health and safety of our students is our top priority, so we want to share with you information that the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has published for schools throughout the state. 

The good news at this time is that the health risk to the general public from coronavirus remains low. Currently, the IDPH recommends schools hold classes and events as usual, and follow routine cleaning and disinfecting procedures; no special measures are necessary.

The IDPH also recommends the best way to protect against coronavirus is by taking the same everyday precautions against getting sick in general. These include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

  • Staying home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.

We will continue to closely monitor recommendations regarding coronavirus and will update you as soon as there are any significant changes in recommendations for schools. Thank you for your support in helping to keep our school community healthy.


Deborah Philpot, Interim Superintendent

Teutopolis CUSD #50