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COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

Student and staff safety is a top priority at Fairbanks Local Schools. In our efforts to keep our students, staff and families informed with the latest information, please use this page as a reference for District communications regarding COVID-19 and other helpful resources.

This global health event impacts us all. It requires us to take careful precautions and to follow the advice provided by public health experts.


Last Updated 07-23-2020

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School Information

Access to administrative and school offices is by appointment only. Please contact Kelly Heiss at 937-349-3731 ext. 1200 or kheiss@fairbankspanthers.org or the appropriate building secretary if you need to make an appointment. School offices are closed for summer beginning June 5, 2020.

Our Technology Support is dedicated to serving our students, families, and staff can be reached by emailing techsupport@fairbankspanthers.org.

If your family or household does not have reliable internet access, Wi-Fi is available in our parking lot behind the middle school. If you plan to come on campus, please stay near your vehicle and follow previously sent health safety guidelines. Please call our offices if you need assistance or need to make alternative arrangements.

Local Health Departments

The Ohio Department of Health has established a Call Center, staffed by licensed nurses and infectious disease experts to answer questions regarding COVID-19 every day, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). They have developed these Frequently Asked Questions, based on information from the Ohio Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ohio Department of Education, to help Ohio’s schools and districts consider local preparedness and action-planning steps necessary to carefully and effectively prepare for and respond to a Coronavirus outbreak.

The Union County Health Department will also be issuing community updates via their website and Facebook page.

Precautions and Recommendations

The District is taking a number of precautions to minimize the risk to our students, staff and families:

  • We are asking all of our families to monitor their student’s health, as well as their own. If their child is sick with flu-like symptoms, fever, cough or shortness of breath, we are recommending that parents and guardians seek medical treatment. We are also asking staff to follow these same precautions.
  • Our custodial staff is sanitizing every room in the district. Staff members are asked to contact the custodians if they need access to a sanitized room. The products we use are hospital-grade cleaners and peroxide based. Custodians will replace soap and hand sanitizers often. All buses have been disinfected and the Food Service Department will continue to follow food safety practices and use approved disinfectants.

We encourage all students, staff and community members to follow these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.
  • Stay at home if you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when going out in public.