March 14, 2020

COVID-19 Updates

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Hot Topics and FAQs

Below you will find some of the frequently asked questions we have received regarding COVID-19.  

  • What is the Corona (COVID-19) virus? Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. COVID-19 is caused by a novel or new coronavirus that has not been previously identified.
  • How can I help my child understand COVID-19? For LS children, we encourage you to view this video with them.  This article from Fatherly, is also a great resource.  For IS children, this is a great video for our pre-teen, early teen population.  In US we suggest this NY Times Article .
  • What are the symptoms and complications COVID-19 can cause?  Current symptoms reported have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.
  • Who should I contact if I’m concerned about our families’ health?If anyone does not feel well, staying home is the expected course of action. Those who believe they may have been exposed to or infected with coronavirus should seek medical care right away. Call a clinic, your physician’s office, or an emergency room to let them know about recent travel and symptoms. CA families and faculty should inform their respective divisional heads.
  • How can I prevent COVID-19? Currently there is no vaccine for COVID-19.  However, simple everyday measures can be taken to slow the spread of the virus. 
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Could Clarksville Academy close? At this time we cannot rule out that school closures may become necessary. We will continue to monitor updates and changes to our health community. This CDC document is a great reference to consider regarding school closures.