Dear Marburn Academy Families,
Marburn Academy is receiving regular updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Franklin County Public Health Department regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus.)
We wanted to share with you some of the steps our school is taking to prevent the spread of illness across our campus, and how we are preparing for the potential impact on our school and community.
The CDC has continued to state the risk of contracting the coronavirus remains low. While there are no reports of the coronavirus in Ohio, it is important that we all stay informed and take reasonable precautions to minimize the spread of infectious diseases.
As a school, we model the following CDC recommended behaviors every day and we ask that you continue to do these at home. Simple ways to protect yourself and your family include:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when sick and keep your immune system strong by eating healthy foods, drinking plenty of water and getting enough rest.
- Cough or sneeze into an elbow or use a tissue and place immediately in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces often.
- Stay up to date on vaccinations and get a yearly flu shot.
Marburn Academy will work with students and families to make-up any missed class work due to illness. Please contact your student’s teacher(s) with any concerns you might have regarding missed class work.
We are prepared to alter our planning and procedures should the situation change, including exploring strategies like virtual schooling. We are also thinking ahead regarding the impact of spring break travel, upcoming school trips and events, and other non-typical school activities will have in the context of the coronavirus. We will communicate any changes as decisions are made.
It is important to remember that handling the spread of a serious contagion like the coronavirus is primarily a task for public health agencies. Any directives from the WHO, CDC, or local governmental organizations will be taken under advisement. Marburn's Emergency Operational Procedures (EOP) manual is reviewed and updated regularly and will be enacted should the coronavirus impact us locally.
In times like this, we are particularly grateful for the strength and togetherness of this community. We have changed the topic of the Community Check-in on Monday, March 9 to discuss school preparedness and COVID-19 with families in person. (See below.) We will move Technology updates to April.
More information on the coronavirus is available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Interim Head of School