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Navigating COVID-19 at New Horizon Academy

Our top priority at New Horizon Academy will always be the health and safety of the children entrusted to our care, their families, and our staff. We have partnered with leading health care experts and are closely monitoring the latest updates from federal and local authorities and the World Health Organization. Using information from these leading experts, we have created guidelines to ensure the safety and well-being of our children, their families, and staff.

Coronavirus Health and Safety Measures

As always, the health and safety of the children entrusted to our care, their families, and our staff are our top priority.

We have partnered with leading health care experts and follow federal and local authorities to ensure the safety and well-being of children, their families, and our staff.

Using information from these leading experts, we have created the following health and safety guidelines.

Coronavirus Health and Safety Measures

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Additional Health and Safety Training

All teachers receive specialized training on coronavirus health and safety practices.

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Installation of Ionization Systems

We have installed an ionization system to help purify the air, kill viruses and bacteria, control allergens, and help prevent the spread of germs.

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Child Illness Exclusion Policy

To protect your child, other children, and our teaching staff from illness, we will continue to enforce our established guidelines of excluding ill children.

We ask staff, families, and any other person to notify us prior to entering our school if they have had any recent travel to any state or country outside of the state in which they reside. Depending on where they have traveled and the current federal and local authorities’ travel health notices, we may tell them that they and their children must not enter the school for at least two weeks upon their return from travel.

Should your child’s classroom have a confirmed case of COVID-19, we will follow the leading public health officials recommendations for exclusion periods. In the event that your child’s classroom may be required to close, below are the key points you need to know:

  • You will be notified as quickly as possible, either by phone, e-mail, or through our parent communication app if our center is required to temporarily close. Please be sure that we have your current and preferred method of contact on file. Also, please be sure that we can reach you through your preferred method of contact at any time of the day.
  • We will follow all guidelines as outlined by health officials and the federal and local government.

Travel throughout the holiday season is a tradition for many families and individuals. However, it is important to note that travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.

If you do decide to travel, please follow these safety measures suggested by federal and local authorities:

  • Wear a mask in public settings, including on public and mass transportation, at events and gatherings, and anywhere you will be around other people.
  • Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 feet apart (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who is not from your household.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60 percent alcohol).
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Avoid touching your face mask, eyes, nose, and mouth.
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Additional Resources

Say YES! COVID Test (Minnesota Only)

Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests.

Information and Resources on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information and Resources on Best Practices

“During the time of COVID-19, I just want to say thank you to all my children’s teachers and the directors at New Horizon Academy. I have three kids who have attended for over 2 1/2 years. The teachers and leadership has been great. I am a front line worker, single mom, and need child care. New Horizon Academy has come through and ensured my children and I could succeed during these difficult times. I wholeheartedly recommend New Horizon Academy and will continue to send my children knowing they are in good hands. Thank you!”

— Parent at New Horizon Academy

Please know that as we make decisions, your child, your family, and our staff are top of mind, and we promise to stay in close communication with you on all new developments and updates.

We cherish the relationship we have with your family, and we promise constant vigilance against this virus.

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