Jaymes Christian Academy understands that the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a concern among our families and staff. We understand and appreciate the fact that many teachers and parents are concerned about how the current outbreak of COVID-19 will impact their lives and communities and wish to take appropriate steps to mitigate any risks. We continue to monitor the situation with close cooperation among health professionals, the Department of Human Services and other relevant authorities. This is an understandably anxious time, and we appreciate how our families and staff are working together to keep our community safe.
More cases are likely to be identified in the coming days across the United States, including more cases in Tennessee. Social distancing and personal protective measures including good hygiene habits and use of nonpharmaceutical interventions will be the most important response strategy. Fortunately, the COVID-19 virus seems to be impacting children at lower rates than adults and children with confirmed COVID-19 have generally presented with mild symptoms.
At our schools, we are taking additional important measures to reduce the risk of any outbreak:
All children, teachers, and staff who are ill should stay home until their fever and symptoms are gone for at least 24 hours
Reinforce proper handwashing for children and staff throughout the day
Increased cleaning of frequently touched surfaces at our facility or center (twice daily) with approved cleaning liquids
Increased evening cleaning throughout the school including door handles and other frequently touched surfaces
The Coronavirus continues to be a very fluid situation. We understand many of you have questions, and we will continue to address as many as possible in our updates to families.