We have now had students on campus for three weeks since our board asked us to open on February 16th, so I wanted to update you on how things are going and to give a few reminders. Overall, I have been very happy with the response from staff, students and parents. The compliance with covid precautions has been very good on campus and we must work to sustain this over time.
Our basic approach to combatting COVID is summarized in this document and is based on:
- Keep the infection out
- Stop the infection from spreading
- Respond to cases that may occur
To keep the infection off our campus, we really need the support of the entire association. The most infectious people are those with symptoms so the rule is:
anyone feeling poorly should stay home until they feel better plus 48 hours
To stop the infection from spreading on our campus, we need the support of students and teachers and to a lesser extent, parents in order to:
- Keep our distance
- Wear our masks (when you get out of your car your mask should be on)
- Wash our hands
To monitor and respond to cases that may occur we have established internal contact tracing and other procedures. You can read about these here.
Although the number of active cases in Zambia is around a quarter of what it was in mid-January, it is still more than the peak of the first wave. This dreadful disease will be with us for some time and we must work together to fight it.