Dear Campion Family,
The administration, school nurse, custodial staff, and deans have been working together to help prevent illness. The following is a letter from our school nurse describing the steps taken to aid in prevention.
Don Reeder, Principal
You no doubt have heard a lot about the coronavirus (2019-nCoV or COVID-19) and associated pneumonia which began in China and now has spread to multiple countries including the United States. Campion Academy is taking the potential spread very seriously and keeping the safety of your children in the forefront of our minds and plans. We are monitoring the disease progression, Colorado’s response, as well as CDC recommendations and will keep you informed of any changes we make at Campion Academy.
Although the risk of contracting the 2019-nCoV virus is low, we understand that this is worrisome for many parents and we want to inform you of our processes and plans at Campion Academy to keep your children safe and healthy, not only from the coronavirus, but also from influenza.
The custodial team at Campion, including those who work in the administration building and the residence halls, are doing an excellent job at disinfecting all high traffic areas such as bathrooms, doorknobs, handles, drinking fountains, and desks at least two times a day. Additionally, staff are diligently disinfecting any desks occupied by a student with a cough or cold in between classes.
We are monitoring student illnesses and reducing contact sick students have with the remainder of the student body. With dorm students, this means we are utilizing sick list procedures as well as sick rooms in the dorms. Students have also been reminded of healthy habits including:
-not sharing cosmetics, food, or drinks
-keeping hands away from faces
-coughing and sneezing into shirts or elbows
-drinking plenty of water
As a reminder, students who have been sick need to be fever free (less than 100) for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication, before returning to school. Additionally, students who have been vomiting or have had diarrhea must be symptom free for 24 hours, without the use of any symptom relieving medication, before returning to school.
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your students at Campion. We understand the fears new viruses can bring, and we want you to know we are doing everything we can to keep your students healthy. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out by email or phone.
Jenny Gann, RN