As you know from our recent communications, Vistamar School has been monitoring the growing local, state, national and international concerns related to the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The safety of our students, families, faculty and staff remains our highest priority. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our school community. No one in our community is exhibiting any symptoms of the virus.
Out of an abundance of caution, however, we decided to close our building for teaching and learning as of March 12 and move to an online education mode.
We are maintaining a clear focus on the health and safety of our community. While the risk to our community is low at this time, we know this could change quickly. As the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a pandemic, we are seeing unprecedented responses from almost every sector of society, from education to business to entertainment to sports and beyond, and we expect these will only grow in the days and weeks ahead. Although we are a small school, Vistamar is doing its part.
We continue to monitor the dynamic COVID-19 situation through information from major health agencies including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), WHO, and the California and Los Angeles County Departments of Public Health. We are following the advice of these public agencies as we navigate this unprecedented situation and focus on keeping our community safe.