COVID-19 Confirmed Case Report
October 13, 2020
We are writing today to inform you of our first confirmed positive COVID-19 case among our student population. The student is in isolation at the current time. Families of students who have been identified as having prolonged close contact with the individual have been notified via individualized communication by the Infirmary. In addition, staff members who had prolonged close contact have quarantined themselves and are working closely with our HR department.
In addition, we recently learned of two confirmed cases among the employees that work on a contractual basis. Fortunately, those contracted employees worked behind the scenes having virtually no interaction with cadets, staff or faculty.
Due to recent events, we will begin to report a COVID-19 Confirmed Case Report as events warrant until further notice. We will base the numbers on confirmed positive cases reported to the school by parents, self-reporting, and infirmary testing for students by ProHealth Care. The numbers will not include students, faculty, or staff with pending COVID-19 tests due to COVID-19 like symptoms. You can expect the report to look like this going forward:
COVID-19 CONFIRMED CASE REPORT
As of 10-13-2020
|Cadet / Students||Faculty / Staff||Contractors||Total|
We continue to follow local, state, and national guidelines as we ensure proper protocols and preventative measures are in place for the health and safety of our staff and students. Out of an abundance of caution, all athletic games for this week have been canceled. For indoor events, we are increasing spatial distancing and decreasing the sizes of groups. We are also utilizing the outdoors as much as possible, weather permitting, and decreasing the sizes of group activities outside as well. Finally, we continue to ensure the appropriate cleaning and disinfection of common areas of the campus.
In the meantime, please help us reinforce these preventative measures with your children:
- Keep a 6-feet social distance
- Wear a mask
- Wash hands frequently
We will continue to update you as events warrant. Please know that the health and wellness of our students and staff are of the highest priority and we thank you for your support. If you have any questions about athletic games or practices, please contact Mike Fink at email@example.com. If you have any other questions, please contact your child’s Resident Faculty Officer/RA, or CSM Eric David, Dean of Student Life, at the contact information below.
Tom Stocks ‘S69