Mount Saint Vincent has been working closely with our public health agencies and with SCL Health as we monitor the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control have encouraged Americans to prepare for the spread of COVID-19 in communities across the country.
Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of the children in our care and our staff. We have been, and will continue, to monitor the situation and follow guidance provided from our public health agencies and SCL Health. Fortunately, being prepared for illness and outbreaks in our school and residential settings is a process that we already have in place. With the emergence of COVID-19, and as recommended by national and state public health agencies, we have created a more specific, tailored plan to address the needs and potential situations we may face.
As with any illness, we will continue to rely on families to keep children home if they are feeling ill or showing any signs of being ill. We encourage frequent hand washing, covering your cough, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
If you are coming to MSV as a visitor or volunteer we ask that you reschedule your visit if you exhibit any signs of illness.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment developed guidelines for schools and child care facilities to follow any student or staff illness called “How Sick Is Too Sick”. This document can be found on our website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/DEHS_ChildCare_HowSickistooSickIllnessPolicy_English.pdf
As we continue to vigilantly monitor COVID-19, Mount Saint Vincent and SCL Health seek to provide factual information to keep families informed, and thus recommend the following reliable sources:
• Center for Disease Control Website: http://cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
• Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus
• Colorado Department of Education Resources: https://www.cde.state.co.us/communications/saferschools