Dear St. James Academy Community,
The health and wellness of our students and community is always our top priority. While the current risk to St. James Academy from coronavirus (COVID-19) remains low, we are closely monitoring the spread of the virus. We continue to be diligent in helping to prevent the spread of the flu and other illnesses on our campus with thorough daily use of disinfectant cleaners and regularly reminding our students and faculty of their role in keeping our community healthy (i.e., regular hand-washing, coughing/sneezing into their elbow rather than into their hands, etc.).
As you may know, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued warnings this week about COVID-19 and indicated that they believe the virus is likely to spread in communities in the United States. We are reviewing all measures and recommendations regarding the well being of the Academy and Church communities. As always, we also remind you and your families to continue actions to promote good health such as frequent handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, getting flu shots, and not sharing utensils, straws or drinks. We encourage you to visit the CDC website for the most updated and thorough information on both COVID-19 and seasonal flu, which poses a far greater risk at this time.
We will continue to support our students and families as we monitor the COVID-19 developments, and we will update the community as necessary. If you would like to discuss your family’s circumstances or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you in advance for your partnership and understanding as we work together for the health and safety of all members of the St. James Community.
Charlotte S. Riggs
Head of School
Susanne Paturzo RN