How can you help prevent illness?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends these simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include:

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
• Stay home when you are sick (students and employees who are running a fever, frequently sneezing and/or coughing must remain home and stay home until they are fever free without medication for 24 hours and the sneezing and coughing is gone or very minimal).
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ

Excerpted from King County Public Health's "Common questions about coronavirus."

List of 3 items.

  • What is COVID-19?

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus strain that has only spread in people since December 2019. Health experts are concerned because little is known about this new virus and it has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people.
  • What are the symptoms?

    People who have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus have reported symptoms that may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
  • When should I seek testing for COVID-19?

    Seek medical care promptly if you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing AND:
    • you have traveled from affected geographic areas in the 14 days before your illness began
      OR
    • you have been identified by the health department as a recent close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case or had recent close contact with someone who is being evaluated for novel coronavirus infection.
    Before you go to a doctor's office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms. They will give you instructions about how to get care quickly while preventing exposure to others. Your healthcare provider will evaluate you to determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19.
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Supporting Families Adversely Impacted by COVID-19
 
During this challenging time, Open Window School is committed to do our very best to support families who are adversely impacted by COVID-19. Community is a core value of our school, and we want to support and retain our families through this crisis. We encourage families who need support to contact our Controller, Mary Kern (email maryk@ows.org or call 425-214-0540).
 
There are various ways we can offer support, including restructuring tuition payment schedules or offering initial, temporary financial aid. As every family’s circumstances are unique, the process should always begin with a conversation with Ms. Kern, who is available on weekdays between 8-4.
 
The Board of Trustees has appropriated additional COVID-19 Emergency Financial Support funds. If your conversation with Ms. Kern determines that initial or additional financial aid is a possibility, families will be asked to complete a Request for Emergency Financial Support due to COVID-19 Pandemic form.
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