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3/9/20 COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 UPDATE ON 3/9/2020

As of Sunday, March 8th, 2020, two cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) have been confirmed in Minnesota. We are monitoring the situation closely and watching for any update in guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), local health agencies, or the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). At this time, the guidance and protocols have not changed and school will continue for Prodeo Academy.

Our top priority is the safety of our students and staff. While the overall risk of getting COVID-19 in the US remains low, we encourage everyone to continue taking preventive strategies to minimize the risk of exposure.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds each time, which is roughly two rounds of “Happy Birthday to You”
  • Frequently clean commonly touched areas like door knobs and handles
  • If you are sick, stay home. If your child is sick, keep them home.
  • Please note that we’ll be recommending to send home students with a fever over 100℉.
  • Looking for ways to support Prodeo Academy to be prepared during this time? One way to help is to donate hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to the school, by sending them with your child to be given to the teacher.

As the situation develops in Minnesota, we will keep you regularly updated. Our website has the most up-to-date information at https://www.prodeoacademy.org/apps/news/category/15688. Should we need to take any action such as closing school, we will notify families via:

  • Text messaging and automated phone calls
  • The Prodeo website and individual school websites
  • Social media (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Local television news
  • NOTE: Please make sure the school has your most up-to-date phone numbers and emails by contacting your school’s front office. 
  • Enable text messaging -- it’s easy! Just text ‘Yes’ to 67587 to sign up to receive text messages from Prodeo Academy. This is a great way to stay informed of the latest important updates from the school. 

With the rise of concerns about COVID-19, there have been increasing incidents of xenophobia and racism targeting Asian Americans and Asian people worldwide. Acts of exclusion, harassment, and hate speech do nothing to prevent viruses and other illnesses from spreading; instead, such actions simply impair our abilities to work together as a community at a crucial time. Infectious diseases can only be fought through solidarity and cooperation, rather than anxiety, stigmatization, and hostility. If any members of the MPS community feel they have been bullied or harassed, please immediately contact your teacher, principal or department leader for support.

Thank you!

Prodeo Academy Leadership