COVID-19 Coronavirus Response - Health and Wellness - McDonogh School

COVID-19 Coronavirus Response

At this point in time, virtual school is in effect through at least the week ending Friday, April 24. All athletics and extracurricular activities that may have been scheduled through April 24 are canceled.

RESOURCES TO STAY INFORMED AND SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY

COVID-19 Updates

Talking with Your Children

Parenting and Home Resources

Emotional Support

We understand that many students and families may feel anxious during this time of risk and uncertainty, and we want to assure you that our school counselors are available to talk with students remotely via videoconference, text, email, or telephone during the period of Virtual School. Enforced isolation and loneliness is something we’ll be watching out for, and we encourage parents to reach out to the school counselor in their division if they have any questions or concerns.

Teaching Tolerance

General Precautions

Coronavirus infections are transmitted in a manner similar to many flus and respiratory illnesses through droplets in the air from a cough or sneeze. Please review McDonogh's policy on Communicable Diseases. Increased awareness and practice of the following precautions, by both adults and students, is strongly advised.

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after using the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, and after touching public surfaces. If this is not possible, then use a hand sanitizer gel.
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze by using a tissue that you immediately throw into a trashcan or by covering your face with your elbow (bent arm) if no tissue is available.  Do not cough or sneeze into the open air or into your hands. And wash your hands immediately afterward.
  • In public places, put distance (about six feet if possible) between you and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  • Students should avoid gathering together socially if possible during the period of Virtual School in an attempt to protect our communities.