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Leon County Schools allocates extra money for coronavirus prevention

Posted at 6:42 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 18:42:37-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County Schools are giving schools money to keep schools clean and sanitary.

The school board will be giving $1,000 to 47 different school sites. Schools will use that money to stock up on hand sanitizers, soap and other disinfectants.

LCS says it wants to take every precaution to insure the safety of their students.

They say they already have a good supply of gloves and Zep sanitizer, which they use for disinfecting desktops and hand rails.

Assistant Superintendent Alan Cox says there is a disinfecting plan in place.

"There is a disinfectant maintenance plan that I reviewed with all the principles," said Cox, "and they in turn went back and reviewed it again with their building maintenance supervisors, and it’s not new to them. They are very familiar with this."

Cox says this is not their first time dealing with a virus like this. They did the same thing with H1N1 influenza virus and bird flu.

LCS asks parents to keep their children home if they are sick. Teachers who are feeling ill are being told not to come in as well.