Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

The health and safety of our students and staff is our prime priority. We appreciate that parents and guardians may have questions about the Novel Coronavirus and how this will be managed at our school.

 

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has the following description regarding the Coronavirus.

A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. Public health officials and partners are working hard to identify the source of the “2019-nCoV”. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causing illness in people and others that circulate among animals, including camels, cats and bats. This outbreak started in the month of December 2019, as an unknown cluster of respiratory illnesses originated from Wuhan City, China.

 

Focusing on facts:

Parents are requested to follow official sources for the latest updates on Coronavirus.
At a time like this, we must come together and focus on the facts and recommendations from official health sources and not hearsay about how to mitigate the risk of the spread of this and other viruses.


Reducing the spread of germs:

We would like to share these recommendations to help reduce the spread of germs including the flu and the Coronavirus:
  • Stay home if you are sick;
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just washed your hands;
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your arm, not your hand;
  • If you are ill and need to visit a doctor, call ahead or tell them right away when you arrive that you have a respiratory illness and wear a mask while waiting to be seen;
  • Avoid visiting people in hospitals or long-term care centres if you are sick; and
  • Get your flu shot.

Prevention measures in our school

Cleaning is an important part of our prevention strategy. We are exercising our usual high standards of cleanliness, with our regular protocols of frequent and thorough cleaning. We are fully equipped to provide a complete cleaning of all facilities, every day. We are especially conscious of this high cleaning standard during flu season, and have dedicated staff performing this important function.
Please be sure to follow the following online resources for further information on the Coronavirus:
  1. NIH Advisory on Coronavirus:
    https://www.nih.org.pk/novel-coranavirus-2019-ncov/
  2. WHO Advice for the public:
    https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
  3. WHO Myth busters:
    https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters
We wish our community good health and safety.