COVID19 update 3rd March 2020
In the wake of recent instances of the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at a global level, and more importantly a first case reported though not in Bangalore, but of someone who passed through Bangalore recently, it is required for the school to take precautionary measures in the interest of community safety and well-being. -
With immediate effect, we require, that adults or children from the following conditions not come to school for the specified period:
- From homes where a family member/s have travelled to an affected country (currently listed as per government guidelines to Hospitals - China, Singapore, Italy, and Iran)*, or been in proximity of a visitor from any of these countries in the last 2 weeks (Period of absence from the school - From now, until the start of the March break, returning to school with a medical clearance from a renowned hospital after the break only)
- From homes where a family member has travelled to any other country (not listed above) with many reported cases of the infection (see the WHO or CDC sites for information), or have met with a visitor from any of these countries in the last 2 weeks, and are showing symptoms that at all show a correlation with COVID -19, or a serious cough, cold, fever or flu like symptoms (Period of absence - Definitely until symptoms subside, or longer, until they are cleared by a reputed hospital for COVID -19)
- From homes where a family member has been in contact with any individual suspected or confirmed to suffer a COVID -19 infection (Period of absence from the school - From now, until the start of the March break, returning to school with a medical clearance from a renowned hospital after the break only)
- From homes where neither of the above is true, but children or adults themselves have a severe cold/coughs or fever (Period of absences - until such time that the symptoms subside without medication. Do not send children who are on fever medication &/or antibiotics to school)
* This list is from our sources at Manipal Hospital, and is expected to be updated soon with more countries. But we require that the Neev community also assumes S.Korea to already be in the list, irrespective of an update.
We have ongoing exams in school, upcoming events like the PYP exhibition, and G10-12 PTM's, which might be affected by the absence of a child, teacher/staff member, or parent / family member; but it is responsible to accept the absence rather than risk the health of others in the community.
For all of the above conditions, kindly keep school informed. Children or adults showing flu-like symptoms in school will need to go home immediately as well. The school is taking more care with external visitors as well. Please expect more detailed guidelines soon.