With the growing concern surrounding the Novel Coronavirua (COVID-19), we want to assure you that our primary concern is the health and safety of our members, program participants, staff and their families.
At NAPCA, we believe in healthy living and that starts with a clean environment for all of our program sites. Here’s what we’re doing to make sure all of our program sites are clean:
- Every day and night, each program site will be cleaned with a hospital grade disinfectant.
- We will clean high use areas such as rest rooms, class rooms, lunch areas, door handles and railings frequently throughout the day.
- Disinfectant wipes will be available for students to wipe down classroom desk and equipment before and after use.
- We will install hand sanitation stations at our Welcome and Program Check In desk, in classrooms, restrooms, and other areas on program sites.
- We will encourage frequent hand washing.
- We enforce our policy of students and staff staying home if they are sick.
And you can help too! Here is what you can do:
- Stay home if you or your child is sick or feeling sick.
- It’s still not too late to get a flu shot!
- Wash / sanitize your hands.
- Cover coughing or sneezing with a tissue and disposing of it immediately or if a tissue is unavailable, your elbow.
- We advise all of our members to follow CDC best practices to prevent illness which you can find here.
- Stay apprised of the situation via the Los Angeles Department of Public Health here.
Decisions about school closures will be made by the school districts. If there is a closure, we will close our programs as well. Our summer programs for 2020 will also be cancelled temporarily. We will provide another update within the next 30 days.
It is important to note that according to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, “at this time, there is no immediate threat to the general public and no special precautions are required. Los Angeles County residents, students, workers and visitors are encouraged to engage in their regular activities and practice good public healthy hygiene, as this is the height of the flu season across the County.”
Thank you and stay healthy.
Dr. Aaron W. Smith
President & CEO