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COVID-19 Update 2/28/2020

Dear Members of The Benjamin School Community,

As a school, we are, as communicated over the past month, actively monitoring news surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) while taking every precaution possible. With more cases reported abroad and in this country, we continue to consult with our medical directors, who are in touch with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state/local departments of health. With Spring Break quickly approaching, we want families to be aware of the following travel alerts from the CDC. At the time of this notice, the agency recommends:
  • No Travel to China and South Korea
  • Postponement of non-essential travel to Italy, Japan, and Iran if you are an older adult or have chronic medical conditions
  • Ongoing monitoring of the potential rapid spread of COVID-19 in other Southeast Asian Countries. For updated information, please click HERE. 
Whether your Spring Break travel plans take you near or far, we recommend that families monitor all travel warnings and use the following simple hygiene tips:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Stay home when you are sick
The last point is critical. Once you return from a trip, and if your child or a member of your family is sick, please keep them home and monitor their condition. The School administration team is developing a plan for long-distance learning across all divisions should we need to close our campuses. We hope to avoid this contingency with your help. I will be in touch on this matter once again before Spring Break. 
 
Sincerely,
Thomas J. Reid
Interim Head of School
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.
 
After hours emergency contact:
Leslie Downs/Chief Operating Officer
Ph:  561.657.0075 or 561.747.0585