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COVID-19

*The Fordham Prep COVID-19 Dashboard displays information related to community testing, quarantine, and isolation. Fordham Prep is committed to transparency when it comes to the health and well-being of the community. Statistics will be updated on a daily and weekly basis, and  - with respect for confidentiality - will report aggregate data concerning students, faculty, and staff. *

 

Fordham Prep COVID-19 Dashboard

Total # of Students: 960
Total # of Students in Hybrid Program: 816
Total # of Students in Remote Program: 144
Total # of Faculty/Staff: 131
Total # of Person @ Fordham Prep Each Day (approx.): 684

 


Daily TESTING UPDATE - 10/26
*Updates are posted at noon*

Reported # of New Positive COVID-19 Cases: 1

Reported # of New Cases of Contact with Someone Who Tested Positive: 0


Weekly Testing Update: 10/19 - 10/23

Reported # of New Positive COVID-19 Cases: 1

Reported # of New Cases of Contact with Someone Who Tested Positive: 0


*Contact tracing is initiated for any case reported case of COVID-19 in the Fordham Prep community.*

Reopening & Daily Schedules

For information about Fordham Prep's reopening in the fall of 2020, please refer to our Fall Reopening Plan (update July 28, August 12, August 20, and October 22).

Fordham Prep Fall 2020 - Reopening Plan

 

Daily Schedule

Period
Time 

Health Screening

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
1

8:40 AM - 10:00 AM

2 10:10 AM - 11:30 AM
3 11:40 AM - 1:00 PM
4 1:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Consultation 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Daily Rotation

Track
A Day
B Day
C Day
D Day
E Day
F Day
A In Person In Person In Person In Person Remote Remote
B In Person In Person Remote Remote In Person In Person
C Remote Remote In Person In Person In Person In Person
Remote Remote Remote Remote Remote Remote Remote

Morning Procedures

health screenings

  • Online Platform - To support our screening process, Fordham Prep has adopted VitalCheck, a tested software solution utilized by major corporations and universities, including Fordham University. The VitalCheck platform and our health screening protocol fully comply with HIPPA and FERPA privacy laws and protections.
    VitalCheck Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
  • Daily Questionnaire - Every morning at home, each parent/guardian (on behalf of their son) and each faculty and staff member will receive a link via text message or email from VitalCheck. The link opens an online health screening questionnaire. In addition to answering questions about their health and well-being, each person is required to perform and record a temperature check. Anyone reporting a temperature of 100.0°F or greater or specific symptoms must stay at home. Parents are required to call the attendance office to report the student absence. Faculty/staff members must notify their supervisor.
  • Access to the Rose Hill Campus and the Prep - Upon successful completion of the questionnaire, the individual will receive an online confirmation code required for access to the Rose Hill Campus and Fordham Prep’s building. Each person must display this code to public safety officers at the University entry gates and when entering the Prep building. Students will also be required to present their Fordham Prep ID. Any individual who does not have a valid confirmation code will be refused access to the Rose Hill Campus and the Prep’s building. Upon entry to Fordham Prep, staff members will perform random temperature checks. Any individual who registers a temperature of 100.0°F or higher, will not be permitted to attend school that day.

arrival

Fordham Prep will open to students at 7:30 am. Students will not be permitted to enter the building before that time. After check-in, students will be allowed to gather with their classmates in one of four assigned supervised locations around the building. While they will be required to both wear masks and practice physical distance, we encourage them to spend time with their classmates. The Warning Bell will ring at 8:25 am. The Attendance Bell will ring at 8:30 am.

  • Freshman - Leonard Theatre
  • Sophomores - Higgins & Intramural Gyms
  • Juniors – Library & Modern Language Classrooms
  • Seniors - Commons

 

Prevention Methods from the CDC

Family Resources

Resources for Families During COVID-19
Corona Virus Outbreak
What is Coronavirus
Guest Policy
Travel Policy
Individual Precautions
School Sports, Activities, and Events
Internet Access
Cybersecurity Threats
Government Resources


 
CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 90 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

Please find this link, COVID-19, that includes additional information on the spread of the virus, associated symptoms, illness severity, and includes other informative resources.  The following links provide information on locations with confirmed COVID-19 cases Internationally, and Domestically.

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS? HOW DOES IT SPREAD?

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person: between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet), and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure: 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you are experiencing fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should contact your healthcare provider. Be sure to call ahead before going to your doctor’s office or emergency department to prevent any potential spread.

GUEST Policy

In general, visitors will not be permitted on the Rose Hill Campus or in the school building. All faculty and staff will be asked to conduct meetings (including those with parents) through video conference. In the case when it is absolutely necessary for visitors to enter the building, before their arrival, they will be required to complete a health screening protocol which includes a temperature check.

TRAVEL policy
The following travel procedures are being put in place effective immediately:
  • Individuals who travel to a restricted state (as currently defined) will be asked to self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days prior to their return to work or school.
Individual Precautions

As a reminder, please follow these normal preventive actions to protect yourself:

  • Regularly wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact in social situations and with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Use sanitary wipes and tissues to disinfect public transportation and airplanes. 
  • Try to avoid close physical proximity in social situations and try to avoid shaking hands
Internal and External School Sponsored Events

All school-sponsored activities including campus ministry retreats, athletic team practices, games and events, school and team sponsored travel, and requirements to complete Christian service are suspended until further notice.  Please refer to the Reopening Plan for more information.
 

Internet access for those with no wifi Access

These companies are offering low-cost to no-cost internet options if you do not have access at home:

  • Spectrum: 1-844-488-8398
  • Comcast/Xfinity: 1-855-846-8376 (English); 1-855-765-6995 (Spanish)
  • Altice/Cablevision: 1-866-200-9522 (Optimum region); 1-888-633-0030 (Suddenlink region) 
  • AT&T: https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html
Cybersecurity Threats
  • Cybercriminals are taking advantage of public anxiety about COVID-19 by engaging in phishing campaigns in which they impersonate the CDC or other public health or governmental entities with news of the virus. They want you to click on a link in the email to allow installation of malware on your device. 
  • Please continue to exercise caution before opening emails from unknown individuals. 
  • If you have any questions, please confirm an email sender’s identity before opening the email and do not open any unexpected links or attachments. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Butowski by email at jb@fordhamprep.org.
Government Resources

A Prayer During COVID by Megan Sheehan, Marquette University

Ron Castillo '96

Dear Lord, As the coronavirus (COVID-19) affects our world, we continue to pray. We invite you into our hearts, Lord - hearts that have so much on them now. Amidst our fear, disappointment, confusion, uncertainty, grief, anger, frustration and more. We invite you in, Lord. We know you are bigger.

May we be given a peace and understanding of cancellations and social distancing rules. May we act with humility to not just preserve our own safety and health, but to look beyond ourselves and think of how our actions will affect others. May we be alert to the ways we may help those around us, and give us the grace to step forward without hesitation to be men and women for and with others, for Your greater glory.

Come to our aid, Lord. Open our ears to hear your voice in these troubled times, may we listen and be prudent and may we draw ever closer to you. Amen.