Response to COVID-19
We care deeply about the health and wellbeing of our students and their safety is our highest priority. As we continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in order to support our students, families, and employees, we will post important information and updates on this page.
Our God declares the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose’ (Isa. 46:10). Our times are in God’s hands (Ps. 31:15), we are to trust in him with all our hearts (Prov. 3:5), and rejoice that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose (Rom. 8:28). By God’s power, we are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time (1 Pet. 1:5). Nothing and no one can snatch us from our Savior’s hand (John 10:28, 29).
School Q & A
Can I visit the campus?
In an effort to protect our school community from exposure to COVID-19, we have taken significant precautions and are currently following recommendations regarding essential business operations and social distancing. Our campus is currently closed but our operations are continuing from remote locations. For more information, visit our Learning Continues Page.
Once our campus re-opens, we will continue to take proactive and percautionary measures. We ask, at that time, all visitors to campus take the appropriate time to conduct a self-screening assessment prior to your visit. If you plan a visit to campus, please review the following questions for your self assessment:
- Have you traveled to an area that is under the CDC’s Warning Level 3 or Alert Level 2 for the novel coronavirus? For more information, please refer to the CDC’s risk assessment.
- Have you had a fever and respiratory symptoms in the 14 days prior to the visit?
- Have you had close contact with a COVID-19 patient in the 14 days prior to your visit?
- Have you had close contact with a person under investigation for COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to your visit?
If you answer in the affirmative to any of these questions, we ask that you postpone your visit to Loudonville Christian School.
Where is LCS getting their guidance on the coronavirus and where do you suggest we look if we have questions?
We continue to monitor the following:
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
State Department Travel Advisories
Loudonville Christian School is also in regular communication with state and local health departments and peer institutions.
What can I do?
As with recommendations for influenza, we urge all families to follow these measures:
- Keep your children home if they are ill. This includes if they have had a fever in the past 24 hours, without needing any fever-reducing medication, or if they have had vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours. Do not send them to school with fever-reducing medication or until they have been fever-free for 24 hours.
- If they are coughing or sneezing frequently, please keep them home until their symptoms improve. When they return, please remind them to cover their coughs and sneezes and to dispose of tissues immediately. Most importantly: wash their hands.
- Please respond promptly when LCS Health Services calls you to come pick up your child if he/she is ill at school. The nurses will be vigilant to screen students for fever or flu-like symptoms.
- Please encourage your children to practice frequent handwashing with soap and water for 20 seconds, particularly after using the restroom and prior to eating. Also, encourage them to avoid touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- If they cannot wash their hands, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with 60-95% alcohol.
- Talk to your healthcare provider about getting your child a flu vaccine if they have not already done so.
What is LCS doing?
LCS has implemented the following measures and will continue once our campus re-opens:
- Handwashing dispensers of alcohol-based hand rub have been installed throughout the building.
- Disinfectant cleansers have been ordered for all offices and classrooms to keep all surfaces as germ-free as possible throughout the day, especially door handles, light switches, water fountains, telephones, computers, desktops, restrooms, and other common surfaces.
- Our maintenance staff continue to do a thorough cleaning of the building each night with an emphasis focused on sanitation measures.
- Posters emphasizing hand-washing will be placed in restrooms as reminders of hygiene etiquette.
- For more information regarding campus closure and distance learning plan, visit our Learning Continues Page.
- CDC's Homepage on the Coronavirus
- NYS Department of Health Homepage on the Coronavirus
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Information on Travel
- Steps to Prevent Illness