COVID 19 Information from Salem City Schools
The City of Salem School Division has been monitoring the potential spread of COVID-19 for the past few weeks, and like you, we have been processing a great deal of information. The safety of our school children, teachers and parents is always our number one priority. Our Central Office staff and Emergency Management team members from the City of Salem are in on-going contact with the Virginia Department of Health, the Roanoke-Alleghany Health Department and area health professionals. We encourage you to monitor this site for official school division information. This site will be updated whenever there are new details and facts for you. We encourage you to consult with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for specific information about the COVID-19 virus.
The local health department (Roanoke-Alleghany Health District) is the lead agency in our community and leaders in the Salem City School Division work closely with health care professionals in our region. In short, educators make educational decisions and health care professionals make medical decisions.
Additional Resources to Better Your Understanding
- National Association of School Psychologists – Talking to Children about COVID 19
- Virginia Department of Education
- Virginia Department of Health
- The VDH currently plans to post COVID-19 updates on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
- Centers for Disease Control
- CDC Videos