COVID-19 Reporting

 
Positive Case 2/22/21
 
Dear Academy Community,
 
We are writing to update you on a recent development regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We have learned that a person at the Academy has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
 
That person received a positive test result on Monday February 22nd  and was last at the facility on Thursday February 11th. To ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff following CDC guidance, the Academy will ensure a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the affected areas if needed.
 
Students, faculty and staff who have been identified as having been in prolonged close contact with this individual have been notified via a separate communication. As a reminder, prolonged close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period. Those who had brief, casual contact with an infected individual are not considered at great risk of transmission and, for most people, the illness is generally mild and can be safely managed at home. As always, everyone should monitor their health and stay at home if they develop symptoms. Anyone who develops severe symptoms should seek medical care immediately.
 
We continue to follow Chicago Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines as we ensure proper protocols and preventative measures are in place for the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff
 
Public Health Guidance
 
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever (temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit), chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your medical provider to discuss whether you need to be evaluated in person or tested.
 
If your symptoms are severe, such as difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or difficulty waking up, or bluish lips or face please seek the closest emergency department or call 9-1-1 immediately.
 
Any individuals who are sick with or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 must stay home and away from others for at least 10 days since their symptoms first appeared and at least 24 hours with no fever (without using fever-reducing medications) and improved symptoms, whichever is longer.
 
For any additional COVID-19 questions or support, please visit www.chicago.gov/coronavirus for the most reliable information. If you do not find the information you need on the website, email coronavirus@chicago.gov.
 
The health and wellness of our students, faculty and staff are the highest priority of the Academy. Please contact Ione Fitzgerald, Vice President, and/or Duncan Webb, Academic Dean, with concerns regarding COVID-19.
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Duncan Webb
 
Academic Dean
 
 
This version was released on 07/20/2020. It may be updated with new guidance.
 
Please visit www.chicago.gov/coronavirus to find the latest version. 4. Chicago Department of Public Health
 
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Positive Case 2/9/21
 
Dear Academy Community,
 
We are writing to update you on a recent development regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We have learned that a person at the Academy has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
 
That person received a positive test result on Tuesday February 9th and was last at the facility on Wednesday February 3rd. To ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff following CDC guidance, the Academy will ensure a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the affected areas if needed.
 
Students, faculty and staff who have been identified as having been in prolonged close contact with this individual have been notified via a separate communication. As a reminder, prolonged close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period. Those who had brief, casual contact with an infected individual are not considered at great risk of transmission and, for most people, the illness is generally mild and can be safely managed at home. As always, everyone should monitor their health and stay at home if they develop symptoms. Anyone who develops severe symptoms should seek medical care immediately.
 
We continue to follow Chicago Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines as we ensure proper protocols and preventative measures are in place for the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff
 
Public Health Guidance
 
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever (temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit), chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your medical provider to discuss whether you need to be evaluated in person or tested.
 
If your symptoms are severe, such as difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or difficulty waking up, or bluish lips or face please seek the closest emergency department or call 9-1-1 immediately.
 
Any individuals who are sick with or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 must stay home and away from others for at least 10 days since their symptoms first appeared and at least 24 hours with no fever (without using fever-reducing medications) and improved symptoms, whichever is longer.
 
For any additional COVID-19 questions or support, please visit www.chicago.gov/coronavirus for the most reliable information. If you do not find the information you need on the website, email coronavirus@chicago.gov.
 
The health and wellness of our students, faculty and staff are the highest priority of the Academy. Please contact Ione Fitzgerald, Vice President, and/or Duncan Webb, Academic Dean, with concerns regarding COVID-19.
 
Sincerely, 
 
Duncan Webb
 
Academic Dean
 
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Positive Case 1/25/21
 
Dear Academy Community,
 
We are writing to update you on a recent development regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We have learned that a person at the Academy has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
 
That person received a positive test result on Monday January 25th and was last at the facility on Wednesday January 20th. To ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff following CDC guidance, the Academy will ensure a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the affected areas if needed.
 
Students, faculty and staff who have been identified as having been in prolonged close contact with this individual [will be/have been] notified via a separate communication. As a reminder, prolonged close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected person for 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period. Those who had brief, casual contact with an infected individual are not considered at great risk of transmission and, for most people, the illness is generally mild and can be safely managed at home. As always, everyone should monitor their health and stay at home if they develop symptoms. Anyone who develops severe symptoms should seek medical care immediately.
 
We continue to follow Chicago Department of Public Health and CDC guidelines as we ensure proper protocols and preventative measures are in place for the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff
 
Public Health Guidance
 
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever (temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit), chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your medical provider to discuss whether you need to be evaluated in person or tested.
 
If your symptoms are severe, such as difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or difficulty waking up, or bluish lips or face please seek the closest emergency department or call 9-1-1 immediately.
 
Any individuals who are sick with or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 must stay home and away from others for at least 10 days since their symptoms first appeared and at least 24 hours with no fever (without using fever-reducing medications) and improved symptoms, whichever is longer.
 
For any additional COVID-19 questions or support, please visit www.chicago.gov/coronavirus for the most reliable information. If you do not find the information you need on the website, email coronavirus@chicago.gov.
 
The health and wellness of our students, faculty and staff are the highest priority of the Academy. Please contact Ione Fitzgerald, Vice President, and/or Duncan Webb, Academic Dean, with concerns regarding COVID-19.
 
Sincerely, 
 
Duncan Webb
Academic Dean
 
This version was released on 07/20/2020. It may be updated with new guidance.
 
Please visit www.chicago.gov/coronavirus to find the latest version. 4. Chicago Department of Public Health
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