Dear Students, Staff and Families,
The health and safety of our students is our top priority, so we want to share information with you that the CDC has published for schools.
The good news at this time is that the health risk to the general public from coronavirus remains low. Currently, the CDC recommends schools hold classes and events as usual, and follow routine cleaning and disinfecting procedures that include increased surface cleanings and additional use of hand sanitizers.
The CDC also recommends that the best way to protect against coronavirus is by taking the same everyday precautions against getting sick in general. These include:
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Staying home when you are sick. Students with fevers over 99 degrees should stay at home for 24 hours after the fever has passed. Please know that if your child has a fever at school, we will need you to pick them up as soon as possible.
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve and then throwing the tissue in the trash.
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
If you or someone from your family experiences concerning symptoms, such as severe cough; rapid noisy, painful, or other difficult breathing; and dehydration, please contact your health care provider immediately for advice. If there is a significant diagnosis made by your doctor, we ask that you notify your school.
The complete recommendations to schools from the CDC can be found at this website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
We will continue to closely monitor recommendations regarding coronavirus and will update you as soon as there are any significant changes in recommendations for schools. Thank you for your support in helping to keep our school community healthy.
Dr. Elizabeth Conran
CEO The Menta Group