Rapid City Area Schools say they are prepared for the coronavirus

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Area Schools say they’re prepared if the coronavirus should reach the district.

RCAS are working with Emergency Management and the Department of Health to stay informed. But right now, school nurses say they’re more concerned about the flu. As of February 22, the CDC reported 32,000,000 cases of the flu, with 310,000 hospitalizations and 18,000 deaths.

Cynthia Begley, RCAS School Nurse, says “The flu is still very much around and we are seeing it in all the schools. It is deadly. There have been many, many deaths in, and across the state of South Dakota, but even nationally too, a lot of it. And yes, it causes many more problems than the coronavirus does.”

Begley says using disinfectant wipes, cleaning electronics, washing hands, even getting extra sleep are all ways to help ward off any viral bugs.

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