BridgePrep Academy is monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warnings regarding the Coronavirus and will be in contact with parents in the unlikely event that the school community is affected. Attached you will find a Fact Sheet from the CDC regarding the Coronavirus. This sheet contains information on how to protect yourself and your children, and how to treat them in the event of contracting it.
As always, to prevent widespread communicable illnesses in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if he or she is experiencing flu or cold symptoms. Colds and most viral illnesses are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A student who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours without the need for over the counter medicines, as this only masks symptoms. A student who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 48 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school with a doctors note stating that the child is no longer contagious. Remember that keeping a sick child at home will help minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.