Dear YULA Girls Families,
On Motzei Shabbat we shared with you that one of our YULA Girls students had tested positive to COVID-19. We also shared with you on Sunday evening that based on our communication with the Department of Health and the ACD Bureau, that our school community did not have to go into quarantine and that we should begin practicing social distancing.
However, at this time, new and updated guidelines have been given to me from the ACD Bureau.
As policies are shifting and the understanding of the disease is evolving, we have been told to assume that all of our students and faculty have been in contact and exposed to the student who tested positive and therefore we should all (all YULA Girls students and faculty) go into quarantine through Monday, March 23.
Parents and other household members of our students and faculty do not have to quarantine, but should continue with social distancing.
Public Health advises you to monitor your daughter(s) for signs of illness between now and Monday, March 23 and
urges your child(ren) to strictly follow this quarantine even if they remain without symptoms during the monitoring period. These steps will help keep your family, friends and our community safe from the further spread of COVID-19.
If any of your daughters develop symptoms, and these can be mild - scratchy throat, diarrhea, cough, muscle and joint aches and pains, and fever, you should consult your medical provider, but the presumptive diagnosis will be COVID-19 and diagnostic testing may not be recommended.
During the monitoring period your daughter(s) should: