There is a lot in the news about the Coronavirus (now known as COVID-19). In regards to public health matters, we take our guidance from state and federal agencies, in particular the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Our school nurse receives regular updates from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) regarding guidance and precautions our school can take. We, like other schools in our area, are following their guidelines and taking all the right measures to keep school in session and operating in a healthy manner to ensure the welfare of our students and teachers.
As a result of in-depth conversations and out of an abundance of caution, Cape Cod Academy is canceling all non-essential school trips in all divisions for the foreseeable future. We feel this is imperative for the safety of our students and teachers as we do not want to put students into environments we cannot control. We recognize the value of off-campus trips for student exploration and apologize for the disappointment this may cause them. If appropriate, we may arrange day trips to local areas where we have more control over the environment.
We will continue to carefully monitor the guidance from the DPH, the CDC, and other public health agencies, and we will follow their recommendations as we have been. The CDC has created a website that is regularly updated with the latest information. You can visit it on their webpage
. Additionally, Cape Cod Healthcare announced a new webpage
dedicated to coronavirus updates with links to the CDC.
The safety and welfare of our students is always our top priority. I will keep you up to date if anything changes. As always, please contact me if you have any questions.