As COVID-19 continues to spread in communities in the U.S., and now also in Ohio, we understand some families can feel worried or anxious about this situation. According to the Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) is a respiratory virus strain that has only spread in people since December 2019.
Governor Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in Ohio in response to COVID-19. In his press conference, Governor DeWine made it clear this was done to protect Ohioans from the virus by allowing state departments to better coordinate their response and allow the state to sign contracts without the bidding process.
As always, your CHILD’s health and safety are our top priorities at AEE. Our administrative team has met several times over the past 10 days and will continue to meet to monitor the most up to date information from our governmental agencies working in the best interest of your son and the school.
We are aware of the measure some universities in the state have taken to prohibit their students from physically attending classes on campus upon return from spring break. Consistent with Governor DeWine’s recommendation, we do not plan on canceling school but have asked our teachers to prepare in case we would need to close school for an extended period of time. In such case, we will be providing instructional materials to all our students to work from home.
With spring break a couple of weeks away, we will continue to discuss and communicate how we will limit the potential exposure of our students to the virus after spring break.
We continue to clean and sanitize the school regularly while addressing “high-traffic” areas many times throughout the day. Please remind your children of the recommendations to reduce the risk of infection from a virus (handwashing, sanitizer, covering nose/mouth when coughing/sneezing, etc.).
We ask you to keep your child at home if he is feeling sick. Faculty and staff have been given the same instructions.
Please understand this situation is evolving and things may change rapidly.
Updates will be provided as necessary.