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Follow-up Notice Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of 3-4-2020

posted Mar 4, 2020, 11:44 AM by Hiromi Takahashi
Dear Japanese Language School Guardians,

The purpose of this letter is to supplement previous correspondences from the JLS.  

Information regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is evolving at an extremely rapid pace.  The JLS is attempting to adapt current policies to best ensure the safety of our students, guardians, teachers, staff and the overall Japanese and Medford communities.  With your cooperation and understanding, we hope to be able to open the School for March 7 and 14 to successfully close out the school year.

Once again, thank you very much for your ongoing understanding and support for the Japanese Language School of Greater Boston (JLS) in these turbulent times.

Guidelines Regarding COVID-19

We are adding WASHINGTON STATE to CDC Level 2 and Level 3. Please keep your child(ren) home for two weeks if any family member has returned from WASHINGTON STATE.

If any family member has returned from an Affected Geographic Area with Widespread or Sustained Community Transmission – CDC Level 2 (Alert) or Level 3 (Warning) :

- Refrain coming to the JLS for two weeks starting from those returning after February 22.
- If any family member shows COVID-19 symptoms, contact your local health authority as well as the JLS Office.
- If, after two weeks, no family member shows any COVID-19 symptoms, resume coming to the JLS.

The situation in Settle, WA
According to KIRO 7, the two latest deaths announced Tuesday were residents of Kirkland. Some cases were confirmed at the local school where some of the students of Seattle Japanese Language School attend.  The Seattle Japanese Language School decided to close the school due to this new development.