Health & Safety Update

Ethan KayMission Viejo Montessori

Re: Novel Corona Virus 2019 (COVID-19) Information

Dear Mission Viejo Montessori Families,

We will remain open until further notice. Our staff and administration are closely monitoring the activity of the Coronavirus pandemic by routinely reviewing the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/COVID19 . Keep an eye on your email as we will continue to keep you updated. We respect your choice if you choose to keep your child home, however this will not effect your tuition payments. Tuition payments will remain consistent until further notice.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that the immediate health risk to the general American public is low. Nonetheless, we are taking extended measures to ensure in our part to curb the spread of germs. Some of these measures include additional daily cleaning of
common areas, extra hand washing throughout the day, and sanitizing frequently touched surfaces.

As preventative measures we have increased the following practices:

Clean: We have increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing surfaces, especially those that are used often, such as phones, keyboards, tables, light switches, door knobs and other areas.

Space: Our environment allows for adequate space between children and adults at any given time. We have increased the amount of outside time the children receive, weather permitting.

Cover: Cover any coughs or sneezes with a tissue and dispose of it right away. If a tissue is not available, cover with your upper sleeve or elbow. Do not use your hands. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after sneezing or coughing, before eating, and after using the bathroom facilities.

Containment: If you or your child is not feeling well, is coughing/sneezing
excessively, has a low grade fever, green snot, or have symptoms associated with a respiratory illness, stay home until your health care provider has cleared you or your child to return work/school.

The CDC is NOT recommending the use of surgical masks to individuals not infected with the virus; however face masks SHOULD be use by people showing symptoms of Coronavirus.

Parents of enrolled students, and staff must notify their healthcare providers if they are returning from an area or country that has been exposed to Coronavirus to seek appropriate medical advice. This is to ensure that the individual is professionally monitored and treated. In
addition, please immediately notify your child’s school office should you exhibit symptoms of the Coronavirus.

With Care,
Joleen Reis