March 11, 2020
Good Evening Parents,
Over the past few days we have received inquiries regarding the school’s plans in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak within our area. In conjunction with our local and state health officials (Texas Department of State Health Services), we are monitoring this continually changing situation and we are proactively discussing our response protocols should the COVID-19 impact school operations.
If there is a disruption to our normal school activities, we will follow the guidance of local, state and national health officials with regards to any changes that need to be made. We will follow our established system for notifying parents of any school closures, delays, or event cancellations, which may be found through email, school website, social media and news sources.
At this moment our primary focus is to continue to “trust in the Lord...” (Proverbs 3:5) and educate our students and staff on the steps to take to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses and ensure that our facilities are clean. To that end, our Environmental Services Specialists will continue to disinfect surfaces continuously and thoroughly. We also encourage students and staff to take the following preventative measures that have been established by health officials:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use the inside of your elbow.
Stay home from school or work if you are feeling ill.
Do not share food or drinks with anyone.
Clean common surfaces like doorknobs, handles, and keyboards.
Again, we will closely monitor this continually changing situation and work to ensure that we are prepared to respond to any challenges that may occur with the spread of COVID-19.
In His Service,
Christine M. Povolish
First Baptist Academy of Universal City
Head of School