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Campus Life

Coronavirus Response

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a newly diagnosed respiratory illness. We have been closely monitoring guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of State and local/regional/national private school organizations to shape our response to the disease’s spread. The COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly evolve. On March 13, Governor Ralph Northam ordered all K-12 schools in the Commonwealth closed for two weeks. On March 23, Executive Order 53 went into effect, requiring all in-person instruction at K-12 schools, public and private, to stop for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
 
Browne Academy faculty and administration have been busy planning and implementing a robust distance learning program for students that will run through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
 

GENERAL PRECAUTIONS: Take steps to protect yourself and others, especially individuals that are at higher risk.
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (6 feet)
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Have your children sing "Happy Birthday" song while washing hands.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains ​at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people, and practice social distancing.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Get your flu shot, as influenza is a prevalent and ongoing concern.
  • Stay home when you're sick. Click the link for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

BROWNE ACADEMY HEALTH POLICY & INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES:
  • In collaboration with our contracted cleaning company, Browne Academy has increased cleaning and infection control measures throughout the entire campus and in each individual classroom.
  • Implemented Centers for Disease Control handwashing posters and reminders throughout campus for our students, faculty and visitors.
  • Browne Academy's school nurse provided healthy hygiene and germ lessons to all grade levels.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout campus and in the classrooms. Students are encouraged to utilize these stations throughout the day by teachers. 
  • Current Browne Academy health policy, communicable disease control and sick child guidelines remain in effect. These can be found on the Health Services portal on myBrowne, along with other helpful resources and videos for students and parents. We encourage you to visit for more detailed policies and information.
  • Pleases contact the school nurse, Shannon Naik, for questions or concerns.
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