Several cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in the state of Georgia. We are monitoring the situation via the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Houston County Health Department/North Central Health District, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
We are continuing to implement our normal prevention measures which include regular weekly disinfecting of classrooms and buildings campus wide during this time of year.
The CDC recommends that the best way to prevent infection is through everyday practices — cleanliness and hand washing. We are posting hand washing reminder posters in all restrooms on campus and encouraging everyone on our campus to practice the following everyday actions listed below. Please talk to your child about the importance of proper hand washing and illness prevention.
- Wash hands often with soap and water (use alcohol-based hand sanitizer of at least 60% alcohol if soap/water not available)
- Cover nose and mouth with a clean tissue when coughing and/or sneezing. Throw the tissue in the trash after using.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, mouth, and face.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
We ask that all students who have a fever, symptoms of a respiratory infections, or have been exposed to a person with the flu, coronavirus, or any other communicable disease or virus to stay home. The CDC recommends that persons seek medical care and stay home for at least 24 hours after fever is gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
Additionally, we are monitoring upcoming field trips and other student activities scheduled this spring. Should the need arise to postpone or cancel any field trips/activities, etc. or to implement any school dismissals or closure, we will distribute information accordingly. Please know that we will continue to do all that we can to keep our students, faculty, and staff healthy.
Head of School