February 27, 2020 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

  • Health
Lea Hysom, RN, BSN, School Nurse

Many of you have voiced concerns about the rapidly evolving and expanding global novel coronavirus disease (now named COVID-19). Please be assured that The Bear Creek School is closely monitoring the latest developments of this disease and adhering to all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of State, and Washington State Department of Health.

We are also aware of the recent media release from the CDC which addresses some specific measures to prepare communities to respond to local transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19. Currently, we are in the process of reviewing our school response plan in the event we are notified of community spread of this illness. Our goal is to formulate a comprehensive plan that will mitigate risk while addressing the various needs and concerns of our school community. We will update you as soon as we have more information.

Since this is a rapidly developing situation, we encourage you to check trusted news sources in the coming weeks. To learn more, visit the Center for Disease Control's page about COVID-19. Another helpful resource from the CDC is the COVID-19 FAQ.

Please review these recommendations regarding the COVID-19 outbreak:

If you or a family member have recently traveled to a high risk area and you or your family member feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should:

  • Notify the school nurse Lea Hysom at lea.hysom@tbcs.org or 425-898-1720 ext. 399.
  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Refrain from traveling.

Please refer to Bear Creek's Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Health Policy to learn the signs and symptoms and how to prevent infection. Also, familiarize yourself with latest Travel Advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State when making travel arrangements.

The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is very important to us. We hear your concerns. We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation and provide you with the latest information.

With appreciation,

Lea Hysom, RN, BSN

  • Covid-19