ALL CLASSES AND EVENTS WILL CONTINUE TO RUN AS USUAL, UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY PUBLIC HEALTH
March 11, 2020
At Brio Academy, the safety and security of our students and families is important to us, which is why it’s important to share our policy on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and any other large-scale illnesses. Brio Academy is closely following the information being shared by official health agencies, and also monitoring how the public and private school boards are dealing with the situation.
Public Health Ontario advises that the risk to Ontarians is still considered low. If this changes we will update our families immediately.
We request that our families join us in helping to prohibit the spread of germs by ensuring that students wash or disinfect their hands prior to classes at Brio. Students should also take care to avoid touching their face and to cover their mouths if they cough to reduce the spread of germs.
We encourage families and students to carry a small bottle of personal hand sanitizer with them at all times. We will provide access to hand sanitizer to students as long as these supplies are available. All bathrooms at both locations are equipped with disinfecting soap.
HOW YOU CAN STAY SAFE
These recommendations are currently in place to help reduce the spread of germs including the flu and COVID-19:
- Stay home if you are sick;
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer;
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just washed your hands;
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your arm, not your hand;
- If you have any concerns, please contact your primary healthcare provider
At times like this, it is important for adults to model proactive behavior to children to help avoid stress and uncertainty. Please share the above guidelines with your students and answer any questions they might have. There are many resources you can access to help you stay informed and up to date on the current global and local situations, so that you’re able to make confident decisions about your health and safety. We encourage you to check these sources regularly, so that you can help share current, factual information on the state of the outbreak.
Here are some resources to help you stay informed: