Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.
by Donna Conroy, RN, School Nurse
The Florida Department of Health has announced there are two presumptive positive cases of 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Florida, one in Hillsborough County, the other in Manatee. Both individuals remain in isolation at this time. Despite these cases in our state, the Florida Department of Health reports that overall immediate threat to the public remains low.
The symptoms of COVID-19 can range from very mild to severe and include fever, dry cough, shortness of breath. The CDC is reporting the incubation to be from 1 to 14 days after exposure.
Shorecrest has elevated cleaning procedures across campus, disinfecting all hard surfaces, including doorknobs and handles. Shared technology is also being disinfected daily.
Teachers at all grade levels will review handwashing and hygiene procedures with their classes using training materials created by our Upper School Medical Science students. View their Video PSA here.
In addition to proper handwashing and hygiene guidelines, keeping sick individuals home from school or work will help ensure the health and safety of our community. Please keep your child home from school if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:
Fever 100.4 or greater without fever-reducing medication, dry cough, sore throat, or other symptoms of respiratory illness.
We take the health and safety of our community very seriously and remain vigilant in monitoring COVID-19 and any potential risk to our students, families and employees. We will continue to communicate with the community as new information becomes available.