Dear Positive Solutions families,
Before and during spring break, Positive Solutions Charter School has continued to actively monitor developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) in conjunction with local and state public health officials and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
With the declaration of a public health emergency by the City of San Antonio regarding social distancing for groups larger than 500 and the alert from the World Health Organization designating COVID-19 as a pandemic, we understand that proactive measures are superior to reactive measures in terms of controlling the number of new cases.
Therefore, due to the rapidly evolving nature of this situation and out of an abundance of caution, Positive Solutions Charter School is joining other San Antonio area districts to close school the week of March 16 – 20 to help prevent exposure to the school community.
Although we do not take this decision lightly, we are hopeful that these measures will better ensure the long-term health and safety of students, staff, and the larger community.
More information and guidance will be made available by the end of next week.
We will also take this week to further clean the school and resupply custodial supplies.
The coronavirus is thought to be spread via person-to-person contact through contaminated air droplets from coughing and sneezing by an infected person. As with controlling the spread of other viruses, we urge you to speak to your child about the following prevention measures:
- Wash your hands regularly, especially after using the restroom and before preparing or consuming food. Using soap and hot water, wash for about 20 seconds. Be sure to also wash your fingertips.
- Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, and then throw the tissue away. If you don’t have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your arm.
- As much as you can, avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
- As a reminder, if you have traveled during spring break, follow the CDC guidelines regarding the need for health monitoring and possible self-quarantine.
As you know, this is a rapidly-developing issue. We will remain in close communication with local and state health officials and will provide updates to our school community. Thank you for your support.