Information Regarding the Coronavirus
March 5, 2020
Dear Buxmont Families,
Buxmont Academy is committed to providing a safe learning environment for our students and we are closely monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness from a new strain of coronavirus named “2019-nCoV”. You may have read of this in the news recently.
Please note that as of today, there are zero reports of any cases of 2019-nCoV involving a Buxmont Academy student or employee.
We are monitoring several sources of information regarding the virus. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is providing updates on the virus here. In addition, we receive guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and other state and local agencies.
The guidance provided from the CDC is that students who are sick should stay home, and families should consult their pediatrician or health care provider.
The CDC reports that there is currently no vaccine to prevent infection, but you can take precautions to help prevent the spread of viruses:
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
- avoid close contact with people who are sick;
- stay home when sick;
- cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash;
- clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Please consider discussing the CDC preventative care recommendations with your family to help prevent the spread of any virus. Should you have any questions regarding student illness in school, please contact your school Coordinator.
Dr. Michael G. DeAntonio