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The information below was updated on March 13, 2020 at 12:52 pm.
How is New Covenant addressing Covid-19?
- First, as a precaution, we are extending our Spring Break by one week to include Monday through Friday, March 23-27. We understand that this causes potential hardship for many parents. We believe, however, that the greater good is at stake. A longer break is one way we help slow the possibility of transmission in our community. We know that the virus will not be contained indefinitely; we also know that slowing the rapid transfer is a community effort that is enhanced by early and pro-active intervention. It buys time and contributes to the efforts of public health officials.
- Second, it is possible that Spring Break could be longer, depending upon what unfolds. Students were sent home on Friday, March 13 with essential books and materials. If an extended closure is recommended by public health officials, students will have their materials and will not need to return to campus to get them. We will advise parents of directed learning protocols at that time.
- Third, those travel over break could be exposed to Covid-19. If you travel to a CDC designated “hotspot,” we are asking you to self-quarantine for 14 days upon return. An extreme example would be China, a “3” on the CDC ranking list. We are asking that international travelers observe this regardless of the country of destination. This includes those who take cruises. Additionally, if you or anyone in your family shows symptoms of the flu, stay home and self-isolate. The CDC list of ranked countries can be accessed here (scroll down): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html