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Helpful COVID-19 tips:
- STAY HOME!
- If you must go out, stay 6 feet away from other people!
- After touching ANYthing (ATM buttons, door handle, counter), rub hands using sanitizer with alcohol.
- Do NOT touch your face – especially nose or mouth!
- As soon as you can, wash hands with soap and water, rubbing at least 20 second (try singing “Happy Birthday!”).
- If you start having any symptoms such as a cough, check for fever every two hours.
- If you have a fever, headache and/or body aches, take ASPIRIN, not IBUPROFEN!
- Call your doctor or COVID-19 Triage line at (713) 634-1110 if you display symptoms. ISOLATE.
- Pets won’t get coronavirus, but could possibly pass from an infected person to another.
- Here’s what you can do to prepare your home:
- How to care if someone in your family contracts coronavirus:
Students, staff and families, AAMA has extended its closure to April 10, 2020 due to concerns regarding COVID-19. This includes:
George I. Sanchez Charter Schools
AAMA Sanchez Charter School -- Gulf Freeway
AAMA Sanchez Charter School -- North
AAMA's Early Childhood Center AAMA Adelante
AAMA Work & Learn Center
AAMA Administrative Offices
AAMA employees should report to your program supervisor for questions or concerns regarding your work expectations. For updates regarding COVID-19, please keep checking AAMA's website and social media pages.
AAMA (The Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans) students, staff and families due to growing concerns about Coronavirus, AAMA's schools will be closed starting March 13, 2020 through March 30, 2020. Campuses include:
AAMA Sanchez Charter - Gulf Freeway
AAMA Sanchez Charter - North
AAMA's Early Childhood Center
AAMA Adelante - All locations
AAMA Work & Learn Center
For the latest updates check AAMA's Facebook pages and website. The AAMA campuses will be open for staff half a day Friday, March 13, 2020. Additional working arrangements will be provided by your supervisor.
With the news about coronavirus (COVID-19) rapidly changing. It is important that we stay prepared, calm and informed during this time. We ensure that cleaning and disinfecting are part of AAMA's broad approach to preventing infectious diseases such as COVID-19 in our schools. We follow our school’s standard procedures for routine cleaning and disinfecting. This means daily sanitizing surfaces and objects that are touched often, such as desks, counter tops, doorknobs, computer keyboards, hands-on learning items, faucet handles, phones, and toys. We also disinfect specific areas of the school, like bathrooms.
With Spring Break approaching, before you travel, AAMA encourages you to check the website for the Center of Disease Control (CDC) to find updated guidance for your destinations.
The health and safety of AAMA's community is top priority and all decisions being made with the guidance from local, state, and health related agencies.
George I. Sanchez Charter School's parents should be receiving a letter sent home with students today, Thursday, March 12, 2020.
AAMA (The Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans) students and employees, if you are traveling to any country or through a country with a Level Three Travel Health Notice (China, Italy, Iran or S. Korea) please let AAMA Human Resources know. There is a special guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) that calls for staying home for 14 days from the time you left an area with widespread, ongoing community spread (Level 3 Travel Health Notice countries) and practicing social distancing.
Because this situation is changing rapidly, before you travel, we encourage you to check the website for the CDC to find updated guidance for your destinations as well as for those countries you may travel through on the way to your destinations. Level 3 Travel Health Notice may be posted for other countries at any time.
The CDC recommends the following steps for individuals who have traveled to Level 3 Travel Health Notice and areas in the U.S. affected by COVID-19:
- Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. Also watch for cough and trouble breathing.
- Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school for this 14-day period. Discuss your work situation with your employer before returning to work.
- Do not take public transportation, taxis, or ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
- Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theaters) and limit your activities in public.
- Keep your distance from other (about 6 feet).
Prevention continues to be the best protection against becoming ill with any infection including the flu. Continue to follow basic hygiene precautions:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a 60% alcohol based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid close contact with people who are ill.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with hands.
- STAY home if you are sick or have not been fever free for at least 24 hours. Do not travel if you are sick. If you are sick notify your supervisor.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with the inside of your elbow or tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- The CDC does not recommend face masks for people who are well.
AAMA (The Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans) is taking the following measures to protect students and staff.
- All products custodial staff use are disinfectant and/or anti-bacterial.
- All classrooms have hand sanitizers.
- Evening custodial staff has increased disinfecting efforts by wiping all offices and classrooms daily. This includes office desk, student desk and door knobs.
AAMA will continue to monitor Harris County Health Department protocols in the vent increases efforts need to be made.
AAMA (The Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans) is following the guidance of health officials concerning coronavirus (COVID-19). There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Harris County, and we have no suspected cases among our students and staff.
We have wall-mounted and freestanding hand sanitizers throughout the buildings. Campus custodial staff will continue to disinfect campuses with hospital-grade products.
Parents, students and staff members are encouraged to follow basic prevention guidelines against the flu and upper respiratory viruses, which include avoiding contact with people who are sick and washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and using alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
We will continue to monitor, respond and plan accordingly as guided by local, state and national health officials.
Houston Health Department will open a coronavirus call center for Houston residents. Call (832) 393-4220 to speak to department staff and obtain information about the disease or get their questions answered. Weekdays from 9:00am to 7:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.