The goal of EAB’s School Health Services is to strengthen and facilitate the educational process through identification, intervention and correction of health related barriers of learning for students. It is designed to ensure a safe, healthy environment conducive to learning, and to provide professional care for those who become ill or injured in order to maximize the quality of in-class time by reducing the incidence of health related absenteeism. Cooperation between school nurses and school personnel is essential in providing comprehensive and effective school health services.
The EAB Leadership Team is continuing to monitor the worldwide development of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are being guided by information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, updates from Brazil's Ministry of Health, and actions being taken by other international schools around the world. Our ultimate aim is to protect the safety of the EAB community as best as possible and do our part in preventing further spread of the virus.
Notifying the School about positive COVID-19 cases in your household
Over the past months, students and families have been notifying the school when they have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis in their household. We really appreciate this and have passed the information on to teachers, so that they can take particular care when working with children who may be living in a stressful situation. To ensure that this system is as efficient as possible, we have created a notification form that can be accessed by clicking the button below.
Please know that all information shared with the school through this notification system will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and care.
EAB will be providing free and mandatory randomized PCR-RT testing for all students at EAB. While this was fully explained in my last communication, we wanted to include some common questions that other schools have had with regard to these particular tests. Read them below:
Covid-19 Protocols for Lower School and Upper School
We know one of the biggest questions on your mind might be how we will handle any positive COVID-19 cases that may affect members of our EAB community. Our goal is to remain agile and informed about the newest recommendations from the medical community and agencies like the CDC, to ensure that our protocols and decisions are anchored in their scientific advice. The recommendations about how to handle positive cases have changed over the past year and we have been able to adjust our protocols accordingly.
To learn more about our COVID-19 protocols, please take a look at the sections on this page. It’s important to keep in mind that these may change depending on the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the pandemic.
Phases will be determined by a combination of information from government regulations, local infection rates, and in adherence to the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.