Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health & Wellness Information & Resources
What you can do to
SUPPORT A HEALTHY CAMPUS
Creating and maintaining a healthy campus environment is essential and is going to require our entire community’s support and participation. Over the summer, families can help reinforce safety protocols by:
TEACHING HEALTHY HYGIENE PRACTICES: Encourage frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer. Practice coughing and sneezing into elbows. Add daily temperature checks to the morning routines.
MAINTAIN PREVENTATIVE HEALTH PRACTICES: Continue regular doctor visits and well-child appointments. Keep immunizations and physicals current. Encourage lots of physical activity and time outside.
HELP KEEP CHILDREN EMOTIONALLY SAFE: Ask how they are feeling and give them space to share and ask questions. Maintain a routine at home to provide stability. Reach out for help. Our counseling team is available throughout the summer to provide support.
TEACHING AND ENCOURAGING HEALTH PROTOCOLS: Visually show and practice keeping six foot distance. Practice wearing a cloth face covering. Note: Face coverings should not be used on children under two years old or anyone who has trouble breathing.
We are frequently monitoring information and resources from the Salt Lake County Health Department, Utah Department of Health, and will continue to follow guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The state of Utah has declared that we are in a "Low Risk Phase", please continue to follow guidelines set out by the state, which can be found here.
State of Utah Coronavirus Hotline: 1.800.456.7707
TestUtah is a new initiative sponsored through Silicon Slopes and in partnership with state leaders and private corporations to give Utahns better access to testing and help stem the spread of COVID-19. Test Utah is asking each Utahn, despite having symptoms, to take a health assessment, so they can better understand what is currently going on in Utah. To access this assessment, click here.
CDC GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES:
We will continue to add resources we believe will be helpful for our community.
Here is link to the CDC's COVID-19 guidance for faculty, staff, and families - Keeping Workplaces, Homes, Schools, or Commercial Establishments Safe.
General CDC fact sheets to help staff and students’ families understand COVID-19 and the steps they can take to protect themselves:
- What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Stop the spread of germs – help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19
CDC Information on:
CDC information for staff, students, and their families who have recently traveled back to the United States from areas where CDC has identified community spread of coronavirus: A list of countries where community spread of COVID-19 is occurring can be found on the CDC webpage: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel
For questions about students who plan to travel, or have recently traveled, to areas with community spread of COVID-19, refer to CDC’s FAQ for travelers. Schools can also consult with state and local health officials. Schools may need to postpone or cancel trips that could expose students and staff to potential community spread of COVID-19. Students returning from travel to areas with community spread of COVID-19 must follow guidance they have received from health officials. COVID-19 information for travel is updated regularly on the CDC website.
Intermountain Health Care is providing a free community Emotional Health Relief Hotline—call 7 days a week, from 10:00 am-10:00 pm. (833) 442-2211
"Stay Safe, Stay Home" - The Governor's Coronavirus Directive for the state of Utah
Select Health has compiled resources for the local community.
Our own Waterford School Counselors and Nurse have compiled a list of resources that can be found here.
Faculty or staff who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should seek medical care and report the potential exposure to the Head of School, MS/US Head or LS Head.
Students who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should seek medical care and report the potential exposure to our nurse, Sara Kaiser or notify us on the Coronavirus hotline.
You may be able to reduce the risk of spread of coronaviruses by taking the same steps as you would to prevent infection from the flu and the common cold:
- Wash hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if water is not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
- Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve/elbow when coughing or sneezing.