SARASOTA, Fla. (WFLA) – A mother and son who attends Sarasota Military Academy have been quarantined as a precautionary measure due to the mother’s contact with a patient at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.
The mother came into contact with the patient in her “professional roles,” according to the Academy’s Facebook page.
“Our student and his mother currently are not showing any symptoms and are in good health and spirits. We will keep you and your families updated with their status. Please remember to consistently and thoroughly wash your hands.”
“We are continuing to disinfect all classrooms and common areas as we have previously done due to flu season.”
Sarasota Military Academy released a statement following the quarantine.
“We are sending our thoughts and prayers to all of those affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus. It is recommended by the Florida Department of Health that anyone who may have come in contact with those impacted by the virus should self-quarantine at home as a precautionary measure,” said SMA-COL Christina Bowman, Sarasota Military Academy Executive Director.
“Our priority is the health and safety of our cadets and staff, and in addition to sanitizing surfaces throughout our campuses, we are reiterating to our staff and cadets the importance of washing hands, sneezing into the bend of elbows, not touching faces and of course, staying home and telling someone if they aren’t feeling well,” said Bowman.
“We are working with the Sarasota County School District to ensure the safety and health of employees, staff and cadets,” said Bowman. “Again, we cannot stress enough the importance of washing hands, paying attention to how you are feeling and taking all necessary precautions to stay calm and safe. We are sending prayers and well wishes to those impacted, and we appreciate the diligence, standards and preparedness of leaders in our community.”SMA-COL Christina Bowman
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