In an e-mail notice addressed to patrons dated November 10, the Simpson Academy community was made aware that the campus was being shut down to allow for disinfecting the campus for the prevention of Covid-19 contamination.
It stated that the vendor EvoArmor is only guaranteed for 70-90 days. Classes started at Simpson Academy August 7. The notice told faculty and staff members to report back to Simpson on Wednesday, November 11 to allow for classrooms to be disinfected as well as prepping for students not being in class until Monday of next week. The offices will be open until noon on Wednesday for any needed assistance. The memo stated that classes would resume for student on Monday November 16.
Nick Lee, Headmaster, said, “It was time to go ahead and have the facility disinfected and it was not based on an outbreak of cases.”
The notice said the athletic facilities would be closed through Friday, November 13.
The notice did advise parents to monitor their children each day and if they experience signs they should keep those children at home to avoid the possible spread.
The school web-site said that all students and staff are required to wear masks inside the buildings starting on November 11 until further notice.
It is reported that there are eight active cases from students as well as 15 families currently in quarantine. This information is taken from the school web-site.