COVID Training In-House
The ISL COVID Task Force has compiled detailed plans to allow us to reopen campus in a safe and orderly manner as soon as we are able. These plans include stringent measures to control the spread of viruses such as hand-washing and mask-wearing combined with measures to allow for improved social distancing. The photo on the left shows our school nurse, Edith Lemba, briefing mid-management on the procedures to be followed in managing suspected COVID cases.
Our plans include many organizational changes to reduce students' exposure to COVID: many classrooms will be moved to reduce student travel and classes will be split over two rooms if needed. Taking the upper end of the guidelines - 2m between children - from the MoGE means that classes will be limited to 15 students maximum in a regular size classroom. We are looking at how to create communicating entrances between classrooms to facilitate management here.
ISL assists Ministry of Health with COVID-19 screening
Our school is assisting the Ministry of Health with its voluntary COVID screening programme beginning 1st May. Our MPC will be used by the MoH COVID-19 response team to host its Rhodes Park testing centre. The team has set up its screening operation there in collaboration with our nurse, Edith Lemba. The Lukasu Road gate and possibly the Margaret Tembo Road gate will be used for traffic related to this. Security have been tasked with confining COVID testing candidates to that area of the campus. As the coronavirus does not long persist outside the human body, there is no danger of the area becoming 'contaminated' with the virus. Any of you coming to campus (except for COVID-19 screening) should avoid the MPC area.
I am happy that our school can contribute in some small way to the national effort to combat this unwelcome illness.
COVID 19 Hotlines
The following hotlines (phones staffed during office hours) may be of help:
>Tech Support: firstname.lastname@example.org 0211250364
>School Nurse: email@example.com 0211250362
>Primary Counselor: firstname.lastname@example.org 0974634500
>Secondary Counselor: email@example.com
>Accounts: firstname.lastname@example.org 0211250350
>Public Relations: email@example.com 0964638406