Coronavirus COVID-19 Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Webb Schools is closing its campus and suspending in-person classes as of Thursday afternoon, March 12. Online classes will begin on Friday, March 20. With this closure, Webb is immediately beginning to support students returning to their families. We know this will take a few days, and for a number of students longer. Webb remains staffed and ready to support the needs of all student in dormitories and faculty homes as necessary.

Important Dates

March 12 -- Campus Closes for In-Person Classes
March 20 – Online Classes Begin for All Students
March 28 – Spring Break Begins
April 13 –    Online Classes Continue for All Students
Current Campus Restrictions
We are restricting public access to The Webb Schools at this time.
For members of the community, their guests and approved vendors:
DO NOT ENTER campus if you have the following symptoms: fever, cough, or respiratory difficulties;
DO NOT ENTER campus if you have recently traveled to/from an area with an outbreak of COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone who has;
Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer immediately upon entering the campus;
Only current students, employees and approved vendors are allowed anywhere on campus.

Prevention Tips

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • 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.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website
For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses. CDC does have specific guidance for travelers.

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