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.
Below we address questions about the on-going Coronavirus that you might have as a part of our Brook Hill family.
What proactive measures are being taken by Brook Hill?
You can read the full letter to our parents here.
Is it ok to receive packages and mail from China?
Yes, it is ok! This has been confirmed by EMA and USPS.
“Currently, there is no evidence to support the transmission of 2019-nCoV associated with imported goods and there have not been any cases of 2019-nCoV in the United States associated with imported goods.” – CDC
What does this mean for our Chinese/Asian boarding students and how can we be supportive of them during this epidemic?
Many of our students from China have had to develop an alternate plan for Spring Break. All of our students from China have met together with Res Life and Admissions staff to express any concerns that they may have regarding family and friends still in China. If there are any families who would be interested in hosting one or more of our students from China, please contact Shawn Rhoads at [email protected] or (903) 894-5000 ext. 1231
What does this mean for our SPARC week trips and travel over Spring Break?
Student, staff, and faculty travel to and from China has been indefinitely suspended, including SPARC Week and Spring Break.
The SPARC trip to Japan has also been canceled out of an abundance of caution.
What is Brook Hill doing about visiting families or agencies from China?
Brook Hill is currently not allowing families or individuals directly from China to visit our campus. Admissions interviews are being conducted via skype and other similar means.
Are there travel restrictions on any other country besides China?
At the moment there are not. Brook Hill will follow the lead of the CDC, WHO and the U.S. State Department and employ those measures that are best for the greater Brook Hill Community per the suggestions of these agencies and organizations.
Will you keep me posted if things develop further?
Yes, we will! You can expect to see updates in your Monday Memo should the status change. We have also provided information on our health page, brookhill.org/health.