SJE Updates on COVID-19
- July 1: Re-Entry Planning Update: 7.1.20
- June 22: Re-Entry Planning
- June 16: St. John’s Re-Entry Plan: Phase I
- May 15: A Message from the Head of School
- April 18: Re: COVID-19: Important Update from Head of School
- March 31: Coronavirus Update, RE: St. John’s Closed Through May 1, 2020, Head of School Video
- March 19: Coronavirus Update, RE: School Closed Through April 15, Remote Learning Information
- March 16: Coronavirus Update, RE: Extended School Closure, Remote Learning Begins March 24.
- March 13: Coronavirus Update, RE: New Preparedness Planning Actions Step
- March 12: Coronavirus Update, RE: Field Day Cancelled, School Closed Friday
- March 11: Coronavirus Update, RE: Spring Break Travel Advisory
- March 5: Eagles’ Wings: Talking to Your Children about Coronavirus , Planning Update: Facemasks Supplied for Each Campus
- March 4: Coronavirus Update, RE: School Planning Update, Travel Advisory
- March 2: Head of School’s update on coronavirus and school preparedness
- February 27: Eagles’ Wings: Corona Virus Update
- February 20: Eagles’ Wings: Making Sense of the Coronavirus
Resources on COVID-19
Please click on the links below to access resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and local/state agencies. As we receive new information, we will add it here.
Informational Resources on COVID-19
- CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet
- CDC COVID-19 Overview
- CDC COVID-19 Summary Updates
- CDC COVID-19 Travel Information
- CDC COVID-19: Share Facts, Not Fear
- World Health Organization COVID-19
- Florida Department of Health COVID-19
- Hillsborough County COVID-19
- How to have a panic-free conversation with your kids about the coronavirus
- Handwashing: A Family Activity
- Interim Guidance: Get Your Household Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Emotional Support Resources for Children
- CHANGINGMINDS.ORG: Supporting Kids During the Coronavirus Crisis
- Tips for Families: Coronavirus
- Coronavirus and Kids: Resources from Save the Children
- Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty
FAQs on COVID-19
As with any newly emerging infectious disease, knowledge evolves with time.
CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheet
CDC COVID-19 Overview
CDC COVID-19 Summary Updates
CDC COVID-19 Information for Travel
CDC COVID-19: Share Facts, Not Fear
World Health Organization COVID-19
Florida Department of Health COVID-19
Hillsborough County COVID-19
How to have a panic-free conversation with your kids about the coronavirus
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
There has been a lot of media attention on the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. They usually cause mild respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. Some coronaviruses have caused more severe illness, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). 2019-nCoV is a new coronavirus that had not been seen in humans before December 2019.
At this time, most people are not considered at risk for COVID-19 infection and do not need to seek medical evaluation for the virus.
Who Should Seek Medical Evaluation for COVID-19?
- Those with a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing AND have traveled from China in the last 14 days OR
- Those with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing AND have been identified by the Public Health Department as a recent close contact of a confirmed 2019-nCoV case or had recent close contact with someone who is being evaluated for 2019-nCoV infection.
The same simple steps that prevent the spread of ordinary flu viruses work against coronavirus and other illnesses.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Cough into a tissue or your elbow (not your hand). Then throw tissue away and wash hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick
- Keep students home if temperature is above 100.0 F (38.7 C) or they report not feeling well, appear weak or ill
- Consult your health care provider if you or your child has special health conditions that put you at increased risk
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others (CDC, April 24, 2020)
- You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
- Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
- The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
- Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
- Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
The Florida Department of Health is able to test for COVID-19 in labs in Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa, allowing tests results to be available within 24 to 48 hours. If you come into contact with individuals who recently traveled to a CDC-issued travel advisory area such as China, Italy, South Korea and Japan, there are protocols in place:
- Immediately contact your local county health department upon developing symptoms, before visiting a doctor.
- Individuals will be evaluated at any local hospital. ANY local hospital is equipped to handle COVID-19. Testing will be conducted in Jacksonville, Miami or Tampa.
- The goal is containment to stop any transmission.