We have all heard about the global concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus). We also know we are in the thick of cold and flu season still. The best way to approach this season is with prayer and prevention. Trusting our days are with the Lord, we can calmly do what we can to help prevent illness.
Here are some tips/reminders to review with your family.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick (review CCS sick policy below).
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Facemasks are not recommended for healthy citizens. The use of facemasks is crucial for healthcare workers and currently there is a shortage of masks.
- Handwashing is essential for protection and prevention.
Five Steps to Effective Handwashing
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air-dry hands.
*Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
We encourage you and your family to watch this helpful video from the CDC
With bombardment from media and all of the cares of this world, do not grow weary. We will do all we can as a CCS community to serve, protect and care for one another.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.
CCS Illness Policy
CCS does not have facilities to treat sick students. Students who become ill at school are isolated and made as comfortable as possible while parents are notified and arrangements made to have the sick student picked up. Students must be free of contagious disease, fever (cannot be taking medication to reduce fever), diarrhea, or vomiting for at least 24 hours before being readmitted to CCS or provide a written note, signed by a doctor, explaining that the student is not contagious. Fever is defined as any temperature equal to, or in excess of 100.0°F (37.8°C).
Written by: Lynn Marcoux