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Coronavirus Update 02/04/2020
Posted 2/2/20

February 4, 2020

Please click here to read the Coronavirus update from Dr. Wallace, FUSD Superintendent, for 2/4/20.

 

February 3, 2020

This update is being provided as of 8:00 am on Monday, February 03, 2020.  The following information has been asked to be shared with our community by the family of the two students who recently returned from travel abroad to mainland China.  Despite no travel near Wuhan, and having satisfactorily passed through screening processes in place at US ports of entry, the family is voluntarily staying home from school.  Ardenwood respectfully asks that all families direct inquiries to the main office, and not towards the impacted family.

 

February 2, 2020

Ardenwood Elementary School, as part of the Fremont Unified School District, continues to communicate and coordinate with local and regional agencies in response the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.  On January 27th, the Alameda County Public Health Department and Alameda County Office of Education provided directives to public schools for the return of any student who recently traveled to Wuhan, China.  Within these directives, there are no recommendations to exclude asymptomatic (no symptoms) people who travelled to mainland China (aside from Hubei Provence) from school or work.

 

Alameda County Public Health Department & Office of Education Coronavirus Letter

 

It is standard practice for Ardenwood Elementary to inquire with families as to the location of their travel, be that for Independent Study or for personally justifiable reasons.  No student at Ardenwood has recently travelled to the area of Wuhan, nor spent time with friends or family who traveled to Wuhan during their time abroad.  Should additional directives be provided to Alameda County public schools in response to President Trump’s January 31st Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus, that information will be communicated to you.

 

The school kindly asks all families to continue being diligent in addressing this public health concern.  Should any student develop a fever, regardless of recent travel history, they are to remain at home, and parents/guardians should communicate with the school’s office to confirm that the student has been fever free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.  Continue to use excellent hygiene habits.  We always recommend the following everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of flu and other respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

 

Please see the Ardenwood Elementary School office with any questions.

 

Sincerely,

Elie Wasser, Principal