Assalamu Alaikum Dear Parents,
Al-Iman School is aware of the concerns about coronavirus and is closely monitoring the situation. The school’s leadership is collaborating with the IAR and other community schools to ensure the well-being of all students, staff, and community members. Please note that there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in North Carolina at this time.
Al-Iman School is taking proactive measures to protect its students, staff, and parents. Anyone that has symptoms of the coronavirus must take the following actions:
· Contact your doctor or reach a healthcare provider as soon possible
· Contact the school about your situation
· Do not come to the school until you are symptom-free and have tested negative for the virus
Al-Iman School is also requiring that all students, staff and parents that have traveled over the last two weeks to any of the impacted countries or to US states that have declared states of emergency not come to the school for two weeks and be tested prior to coming back to the school.
Al-Iman School asks all students, staff, and parents to remain vigilant in their efforts to prevent the spread of any sickness. The Center for Disease Control has offered the following guidance on preventing the spread of illnesses:
1. Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
2. Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
3. Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.
4. Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
· Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
Tips on hand washing and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers
· It’s a SNAP Toolkit: Handwashing
Hand washing resources from the “It’s A SNAP” program, aimed at preventing school absenteeism by promoting clean hands. From the School Network for Absenteeism Prevention, a collaborative project of the CDC, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Cleaning Institute.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
For more information on coronavirus, you can visit the NC Department of Health and Human Services resource page here.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter and may Allah (swt) put ease in all our affairs.
Other helpful links: WCPSS UPDATE TO COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)