COVID-19 INFORMATION RELATED TO MAYFLOWER MONTESSORI ◦ Please refer to this page as we keep up to date on the ever-evolving coronavirus.
Message from Minneapolis Public Schools, 3/12/2020: "We are aware of some colleges' and universities' recent decision to cancel classes and move to online learning. By the end of the week, we will have updated information and an FAQ on our website regarding MPS’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, we wanted to share with you updated guidance regarding district-sponsored travel and information on personal travel in the wake of growing COVID-19 concerns.
MPS is following U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory guidelines. When guidelines reach Level 3, which advises no 'non-essential travel,' MPS has and will cancel student and staff travel.
As always, our top priority is the safety of our students, staff and community. MPS continues to be in close contact with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and public health agencies regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 and how we respond in our school district."
What you can do and helpful links: ◦ Keep students at home if they are experiencing fever and illness. ◦ Report student illness to Mayflower Administration. ◦ In the event of prolonged absenteeism for your child and/or school closure, please have your Plan B for childcare in place. ◦ Follow these practices:
Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Cover your cough in an elbow.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Abstain from sharing food or drink.
Stay home when sick: wait 24/48 hours after the end of a fever and/or vomiting before returning to school or work.
What we are doing at Mayflower to prepare and prevent: ◦ Monitoring and following guidelines for schools as established by the Minnesota Department of Healthand CDC. ◦ Using hand-sanitizing stations located throughout school and disinfecting wipes on common surfaces. ◦ Encouraging students and employees to wash their hands frequently. ◦ Sending students home if they have a fever or illness. ◦ Fostering a work environment where staff can follow mandatory absenteeism when ill. ◦ Assessing approaches to upcoming community events where large groups will gather. ◦ Preparing to intercede in instances of harassment or discrimination, particularly against community members of Asian descent, that may occur as news of the virus continues.
Travel precautions and advisories: ◦ We request that any community members traveling to countries designated by the CDC as Level 2 or 3 for COVID-19 concerns inform Mayflower. ◦ Anyone that visits a CDC-designated Level 2 or 3 country will not be permitted to enter Mayflower until they: • complete the CDC-recommended 14-day self-quarantine; • present documented clearance from their health care provider; and • are free from fever, cough and shortness of breath. ◦ In addition to avoiding travel to specific countries, the CDC also recommends that travelers, particularly those with underlying health concerns, defer all cruise ship travel worldwide.
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