THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS
SMA-COL CHRISTINA BOWMAN
“We are sending our thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus. It is recommended by the Florida Department of Health that anyone who may have come in contact with those impacted by the virus should self-quarantine at home as a precautionary measure,” said SMA-COL Christina Bowman, Sarasota Military Academy Executive Director.
Two weeks ago, the Academy made the proactive decision to deep-clean and sanitize the campus, including all light switches and door knobs. After news of potential contacts are announced, the Academy staff sanitized classrooms and busses in addition to standard recommended cleaning and sanitizing procedures.
“Our priority is the health and safety of our cadets and staff, and in addition to sanitizing surfaces throughout our campuses, we are reiterating to our staff and cadets the importance of washing hands, sneezing into the bend of elbows, not touching faces and of course, staying home and telling someone if they aren’t feeling well,” said Bowman.
In accordance with the Florida Department of Health protocols, SMA is following all guidelines. According to the protocol, there is no current recommendation for excluding any additional cadets or school closure at this time.
“We are working with the Sarasota County School District to ensure the safety and health of employees, staff and cadets,” said Bowman. “Again, we cannot stress enough the importance of washing hands, paying attention to how you are feeling and taking all necessary precautions to stay calm and safe. We are sending prayers and well wishes to those impacted, and we appreciate the diligence, standards and preparedness of leaders in our community.”
For updates regarding the COVID-19 virus, refer to
. The Department of Health has established a COVID-19 call center for those with questions: 1-866-779-6121. Questions can also be emailed to