"Between four and six students who sat near the infected student on each bus are at slightly higher risk, but it is impossible to identify who these students are.". All club activities are currently suspended. The 93,500-student school district was closed Tuesday after a … Avoid getting moisture in any opening, and don't submerge your Apple product in any cleaning agents. In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to provide thorough and timely information in regards to our efforts at Marist. 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"Previously the focus was on testing people who presented with Covid-19 symptoms," the sheet says. by Americaneagle.com, Inc. All school-sponsored spring break travel is canceled. As a school that values meaningful technology and continual learning, efforts are being made to ensure academic content can be delivered to students should learning need to take place home. Taulu said she'll have a message for her students when they eventually return. General recommendations at this time are to avoid large gatherings, and Marist will continue to assess scheduled events, including athletics, and communicate any changes to parents, students, and faculty. In the event of changes, this site will be updated. We, like those at other schools, had to grapple with difficult decisions to get to this point, and we will continue to make those essential decisions to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. The 14 community-based assessment centres in Auckland would be expecting girls from Marist and would test them on presentation of the voucher, even if they didn't have symptoms. This program is suspended. "We ask that they take this seriously and remain inside, with no visitors," Drumm said. Everyone was being provided with a testing voucher which was valid till the end of this week. Like public schools, private schools are charting their course for opening in the fall as coronavirus kills more people daily. Marist had only had one new case in the last 14 days, parents were told. There was a small possibility that students aboard these buses will develop symptoms, such as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing. While the cases at Marist were in the public eye very early on, Taulu said there had been an immense amount of support given to students and staff behind closed doors. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update the community as information changes. Like all educational institutions, the Society of Mary's Reach for Excellence (housed on the Marist School campus) has pivoted to continue providing service during COVID-19. Information will be posted as it becomes available. The Government has been providing them with as much advice as any other school in New Zealand, she said. Please note, Marist has not been affected by any diagnosis of the virus. Twenty-seven people infected with the virus have recovered, Bloomfield said. "I think when I found out I was sick, it was on the Wednesday after the school had closed, and like everybody that finds out, I'll be really honest - I was scared," she told Newshub Nation on Saturday. As stated in previous communication from the school and in keeping with information from health professionals and organizations, the best way to prevent illness is consistent hand washing with soap and water. Bloomfield said the number of confirmed cases could peak in the thousands, but he hoped the turnaround point may be in 10 days - if people complied with the lockdown rules. The chance of detecting any new cases is very low. Read more from me here. We will reevaluate at that point and do what is called for to protect the most vulnerable among us. Deacon Neu and Mr. Hyland will communicate with students about the course. If we all do our bit, and we break the chain of transmission, slow the spread of Covid-19 and we will be able to get on top of this. In response, Atlanta … Late last month, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced exactly that - criteria was widened so "anyone" with symptoms of the virus could be tested. "I take my hats off to our young women. We believe that this mission is best fulfilled when we are together, in person, which requires our school community to stand together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Brian Kemp on March 12 suggested metro Atlanta schools announce closures. After the college was deemed a cluster, calls were made for all New Zealanders showing symptoms to be eligible for a test.