Dear PS107 Families,
In light of the growing concerns about the COVID-19 virus, I want to share with you the protocols we have put in place to prevent transmission of the disease and to educate our children about good hygiene.
Our teachers and staff continue to be vigilant about encouraging students to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water, and to use hand-sanitizer when washing isn't an option. They also continue to remind their students to make every effort to cough or sneeze into a tissue or sleeve, rather than cover their mouths with their hands, and to try to avoid touching their faces with their hands.
Our custodians are making regular rounds of the bathrooms each day to ensure that soap and paper towels are in ample supply. Starting this weekend, there will be a regular disinfecting routine consisting of wiping down all surfaces in the building - including light switches, doorknobs, and railings, every weekend and again every Monday and Thursday evening after the building is closed.
To further prevent transmission of any illness, I urge you to keep your child home if he or she is sick, especially if he or she shows symptoms of the virus, such as fever, coughing and shortness of breath.
I have attached a nice article from the Child Mind Institute with advice about talking to your kids about the virus which you may find helpful.
Thank you for your partnership in keeping our children and our school community healthy.