COVID-19: ADVISORIES & UPDATES
THERE ARE NO KNOWN CASES OF COVID-19 AT LANDMARK PRESCHOOL.
This is an unprecedented time for all of us as we partner together to help fight the spread of COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) across the globe. At Landmark, we take the health and safety of our families, faculty, and staff very seriously.
We have formed a COVID Task Force that meets regularly to discuss the latest recommendations from health professionals and government officials so that we can make the best decisions for our community. This group is currently making plans to accommodate a variety of scenarios that will allow for the continuity of learning to take place remotely for our students during the recommended time away from the classroom.
We thank our school community for your patience, understanding, and support as we continue to assess and respond to this situation. We have and will continue to take recommendations and advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as we make decisions regarding COVID-19 for our school community.
The CDC has currently established travel warnings to six countries considered high risk. The United States is currently at a low risk.
Any student or immediate family member, faculty, or staff should contact Nurse Laura and remain at home until receiving further instructions if they:
- are being evaluated for or believe they have coronavirus infection;
- recently visited an area restricted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the past 14 days, which currently includes China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, Japan, and Hong Kong;
- have had "close contact" with someone who has been to a CDC restricted area in the past 14 days; or
- have had "close contact" with a person confirmed to have or being evaluated for Coronavirus infection.
- being within approximately 6 feet (2 meters) of a coronavirus case for a prolonged period of time. Close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a coronavirus case;or
- having direct contact with infectious secretions of a coronavirus case (e.g., being coughed on).
- Get a flu vaccine.
- Avoid contact with sick people.
- If you're sick, limit contact with others. Stay home (or keep your child home) for at least 24 hours after fever is gone except to seek medical care or for other necessities. Fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze with a tissue.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- If an outbreak of flu or other illness occurs, follow public health advice. If a child, faculty, or staff member is suspected of having COVID-19 and receives confirmation from a doctor, we will follow the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC and local health authorities when determining appropriate management of that situation.
David Suter, Associate Head of School and Director of Enrollment
Alison O’Callaghan, Head of Preschool and Lower School
Clinton Howarth, Head of Middle and Upper School
Basil Kolani, Director of the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning
Laura Clark, RN, BS
Siobhan Powers, Director of Landmark Preschool – Westport
Kimberly Swabsin Director of Landmark Preschool Redding & Bedford
Larry Curry, Director of Facilities and Security
Stephanie Kowalski Director of Human Resources
Kara Morgan, Director of Marketing & Communications