Letter to Families Regarding Coronavirus
Dear Brook Hill Families,
We are proud of our Boarding Community here at Brook Hill and consider it a gift to study and live alongside students from all over the world. We take our responsibility as a boarding school seriously and as things happen around the world, we want to make sure that our families are equipped with up-to-date information and the opportunity to care for those affected in our Boarding Community.
As with any major health crisis or concern, we want to assure you that your student’s safety is our top priority. Though we take steps all year long to keep our campus clean and safe, we have taken additional precautionary measures in light of the Corona Virus epidemic currently affecting China.
What We Have Done
CONFIRMED NO ONE AT BROOK HILL HAS CONTRACTED THE CORONAVIRUS
- Brook Hill has confirmed that none of its students have contracted the Coronavirus. Additionally, none of our students originate from the city of Wuhan or the province of Hubei.
SUSPENDED TRAVEL TO CHINA
- Student, staff, and faculty travel to and from China has been indefinitely suspended, including SPARC Week and Spring Break.
SUSPENDED TRAVEL FROM CHINA
- Any visitors to Brook hill traveling from China will not be permitted on campus until after the incubation period has expired. This applies to students, families, and agencies from China interested in touring our campus for admissions or enrollment purposes.
What We Are Currently Doing
PROVIDING LIVING ARRANGEMENTS DURING SPRING BREAK
- Arrangements have been made for our students from infected countries to remain on campus over spring break.
PARTNERING WITH HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND BOARDING SCHOOLS
- We’re partnering with health professionals, The Association of Boarding Schools, and other boarding schools across the country to stay on the frontlines of policies and procedures to keep our community safe.
If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to reach out. You can contact our Director of Residence Life, Shawn Rhoads at [email protected].
Should the situation change we will provide a health update through your weekly Monday Memo. You can also refer to our health page, www.brookhill.org/health, for information about our policies and health representatives on campus.
We encourage you to share this information with those in our community who might be curious about the steps that we have taken and hope that you’ll join us in praying for our students affected by this situation.
All my best,
Head of School