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Coronavirus Update: March 9th, 2020

Dear Parents,

Based on news reports, Senegal has had a total of four individuals with COVID-19. One individual has recovered and was released from the hospital.

As I have previously stated, the school relies on information from a wide range of sources including the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Senegalese Government. We are in communication with a number of health providers in the city.

As we approach the spring holiday, I want to take this opportunity to remind our community that if a member of a household travels to a country that the United States Center for Disease Control has issued a Level 3 Health Warning, all members of the household will be restricted from campus for 15 days after the individual left the designated country. Here is the current list of countries.   Please note, the situation is very fluid and countries may be added to the list without notice.  The number of cases is rising quickly in some countries. If you have been in a country that is added to the list during spring vacation, then your household will be restricted for 15 days from the day you left the country. This includes transiting through an airport in the designated country.

Some parents have asked for details on our Infectious Disease Plan.  We are currently at level two. Below are some of the major points. Note, this is a plan only and the Administration and Board will make decisions based on the current circumstances and the advice from government and medical sources.

ISD Infectious Disease Plan

Over the weekend, the school installed additional sinks by the outdoor eating areas.

In addition, we will be distributing this flyer to our Senegalese staff providing information on how to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. Sincerely, Dr. Alan Knobloch Director

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