Remote Learning Continues

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources


WATERFORD'S CAMPUS IS CLOSED, LEARNING CONTINUES REMOTELY

Waterford is hosting school remotely through the end of April. 

Access to the campus is restricted to essential personnel only and Security will not permit admission to any buildings or athletics facilities (including the outdoors) without explicit permission. 

Please review this webpage for more information, updates and resources. Our main line, (801) 572-1780 is open if you have any questions. You may also reach out to teachers and administrators through Canvas or email—contact information is available on our faculty/staff directory.

We are frequently monitoring information and resources from the Salt Lake County Health DepartmentUtah Department of Health, and will continue to follow guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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.


RECENT COMMUNICATIONS

We will compile communications that have been shared with our community regarding COVID-19 .

April 6, 2020
Remote Learning Update from Head of School, Andrew Menke

April 2, 2020
LS Remote Learning & Parent Survey Results from LS Head, Melanie Battistone, PhD

March 27, 2020
MS/US Remote Learning Continuation & Parent Survey Results from MS/US Head, Brandon Bennett, Phd

March 23, 2020
Extension of Remote Learning from Head of School, Andrew Menke

March 18, 2020
Earthquake Delay

March 17, 2020
Embarking on Online Learning from Head of School, Andrew Menke

March 16, 2020
Supplies Pick-up Information from Head of School, Andrew Menke. 

March 14, 2020 
LS Remote Learning Update from LS Head, Melanie Battisone, PhD

March 14, 2020 
MS/US Remote Learning Update from MS/US Head, Brandon Bennett, PhD

March, 14, 2020 
Update from Head of School, Andrew Menke

March 12, 2020 
School Closure notice from Head of School, Andrew Menke

February 27, 2020
Travel & COVID-19 precautions from Nurse, Sara Kaiser

February 22, 2020
Spring Break Travel & Coronavirus from Nurse, Sara Kaiser

February 2, 2020
General COVID-19 Communications from Nurse, Sara Kaiser


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:

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.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

"Stay Safe, Stay Home" - The Governor's Coronavirus Directive for the state of Utah

Utah.gov Coronavirus updates

The New York Times on How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Child Mind Institute on Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis

Spencer J. Cox, Utah Lt. Governor, published the following Guide to Coronavirus in Utah.



REPORTING EXPOSURE

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.

WATERFORD ILLNESS REPORTING:

To report a COVID-19 diagnosis or potential exposure to a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 of a student or family member, please use the below contact information. 

Report Exposure: studentillness@waterfordschool.org

Call: 801.816.2985



TAKING PRECAUTIONS

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.