Community Health Update

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Spring Break is only a few weeks away. Some of our families are planning fun trips to other countries and it would be entirely appropriate to do so. (Bring my wife and I along!!)

To keep our community healthy and Flu free, please access and respect travel advisories. At this point travel to China is the only level 3 advisory: No non-essential travel.

There are 7 countries in all with coronavirus health advisories; a few with level 2 and the rest level 1 (least restricted).

If you will be traveling to China, please ensure the school office is informed and be prepared to self quarantine for two weeks after your return.
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/latest-travel-health-advice.html#ath

As always if your child has a fever or is feeling sick, please keep them at home.
While cleaning surfaces with alcohol works, nevertheless, the minute a surface is subsequently touched (door handles etc) it is no longer sterile.
The best practice is the following:

In general, the following advice can help reduce the risk of infection or spreading infection to others:
• stay home if you are sick
• when coughing or sneezing:
– cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread
of germs
– dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible and wash
your hands afterwards
• wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
• avoid visiting people in hospitals or long-term care centres if you are sick

Blessings and have a great Spring Break!
Paul Tigchelaar, Principal