We want our community safe and healthy on campus and elsewhere!

Owls take care of each other! We will be following our past practices, and new state guidelines, as we have been doing for in-person summer school.

Let’s review them.

What the Yorktown Community will do –

  • Will we take temps of employees and students?  Yes, Yorktown started doing this with the summer school classes. If your child has a fever, they will be isolated, and you will be required to come pick them up.
  • Will YE provide wipes/ spray and paper towels? Yes, we always have.
  • Will we clean desks and chairs throughout the day? Teaching children to take care of their health is a part of the Yorktown program, always has been. We have products to clean with and the children, with supervision will be cleaning their own spaces.
  • Will the lunchroom be open for lunch or will they eat at their tables in main room? As of right now the State of Texas allows for the lunch room to be open. The children can always eat outside at the picnic table, or in their rooms also.
  • When will air filters be changed? Yorktown changes filters on the Heating and AC units every month. That will continue going forward.
  • What if we know of an active case? – Please notify the office if you know of an active case in the Yorktown Community. We know of several families that have already had the virus and believe it has already passed through the Yorktown Community.

We ask that you take your child’s temperature before you leave for school.
Keep your sick children at home, they can work remotely until they are well.

General information on all Respiratory illnesses, respiratory illness spreads by:

  • Direct contact – Skin to skin – shaking hands, hugging, kissing
  • Droplet Spread – Spray from a sneeze, a cough or just talking
  • Airborne – Virus/bacteria carried by dust or small droplets suspended in the air
  • Vehicles – Doorknobs, pencils, cups and plates

Follow safe practices and slow the spread:

  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow or a tissue
  • Wash your hands often
  • Try and social distance, don’t share phones, computers, make-up, or personal items

You are free to wear mask coverings if you choose, please remember to:

  • Cover mouth and nose
  • Fit snugly but comfortably
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops
  • Be made of multiple layers of fabric
  • Allow for breathing without restriction
  • Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape
  • To safely remove, grasp mask by the ties or ear loops, and be careful not to touch eyes,
    nose, and mouth.
  • Wash your face covering in a washing machine after each use, and wash your hands
    after removing from your face.

Keep washing your hands especially:

  • After you have been in a public place
  • Before touching your nose, eyes or mouth
  • After using the bathroom
  • Before eating
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching garbage

Steps for proper handwashing:

  • Wet your hands with clean, warm running water, turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap.
  • Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
  • If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer and wash as soon you can.
  • Hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on your hands in many situations.

However:

  • Sanitizers do not get rid of all types of germs.
  • Hand sanitizers may not be as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy.
  • Hand sanitizers might not remove harmful chemicals.
  • Hand sanitizers under 60% alcohol concentration may not be effective.

How to use hand sanitizer:

  • Apply to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).
  • Rub your hands together especially between fingers and tops of hands.
  • Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry.
  • This should take around 20 seconds.