Coronavirus Response Information

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March 12, 2020

As an update on the most current developments and guidance regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic:

Earlier today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that all K-12 public, private, and charter schools will close after school on Monday, March 16 and classes will resume Monday, April 6.  

HSA Columbus Schools will be closed from Monday, March 16 to Monday, April 13th.

In the meantime, our custodial staff will regularly disinfect door knobs, drinking fountains, and other high-frequency “touch points,” and of course restrooms and cafeterias.  

As always, and especially during flu season, anyone who becomes sick with a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing needs to stay home. Contact your medical provider with questions.

We know decisions like these impact families, and we understand the sacrifice this will entail, but it is the right thing to do.  Our top priority is the health and safety of students and staff, and we will continue to follow the guidance of local, state, and federal health officials in this evolving situation.

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Watch for Updates

We will post necessary updates on all communications channels, including the event  websites and via email.

Always an innovator, we are looking into alternative possibilities to learning.  Please look for updates soon.

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Helpful Resources

We continue to encourage everyone to join us in following public health advisories by taking all of the appropriate personal hygiene measures being recommended. Click here (PDF) for an overview of personal precautions to take.

Here are some websites to stay familiar with COVID-19:

Coronavirus Infographic (Johns Hopkins Medicine) 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC, National)

US Department of Education Coronavirus Information (DOE, National)

World Health Organization Coronavirus Information (WHO, International)

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