As of March 19, 2020, Cincinnati Public Schools' students and our employees remain free of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Cincinnati Health Commissioner Melba Moore confirmed this to Superintendent Laura Mitchell in an afternoon phone call, assuring that there are no COVID-19 cases connected with CPS.
CPS is continuing to take precautions, including closing schools per Gov. DeWine's order and closing our Central Office, to help ensure that COVID-19 is not introduced into our CPS community.
The Cincinnati Health Department continues to ask people who think they have COVID-19 symptoms to call their primary care doctor, or call the city's Hotline — (513) 357-7462. Please make the phone call first. The Health Department does not want people with symptoms to spread the coronavirus to others.
The health of our students and staff is the district's highest priority. CPS remains in close communication with the Cincinnati Health Department, which is monitoring the COVID-19 situation with the Ohio Health Department and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will share updated information with CPS families and staff as it becomes available. Continue to check our website at cps-k12.org.