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COVID-19 Awareness

Posted on: Mar 02, 2020

March 2, 2020

Dear Holland Hall Families,

The school has been closely monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the Tulsa Health Department on preparations and planning for the possible arrival of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, in the Tulsa area. Below, please find some information that should help you better understand Holland Hall’s practices and planning. We are also closely monitoring this information with respect to the ISAS Arts Festival Holland Hall is hosting in early April, along with other school-related events and activities.

  • According to the CDC website, “More cases are likely to be identified in the coming days, including more cases in the United States. It’s also likely that person-to-person spread will continue to occur, including in the United States.”
  • The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is, as always, our highest priority. We have policies in place that outline the steps and procedures we follow in any situation involving communicable disease, and we comply with all regulations of our local health offices. We are also ready to adjust any of those procedures should circumstances call for additional compliance with other agencies.
  • Out of caution, we’re also planning for the possibility of school closings and remote learning scenarios. Our current technology platforms, including PowerSchool Learning and Google Suite, extend this possibility.

The CDC recommends everyday actions to help prevent the spread of any respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick and remain home until you have been fever-free for 24 hours.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The CDC offers additional information about COVID-19 here, and the WHO has posted guidelines here. You can also find updated travel information and notices here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to be in touch.

Sincerely,

J.P. Culley
Head of School