Updates On Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Agnes Irwin School has been closely following developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). This website will serve as a central resource for the Agnes Irwin community, and will be updated regularly with the school’s preparations and responses. We will also be sharing information via email and text as necessary. 

Recent Communications 

AIS Community Health Practices

Each member of our community plays a role in maintaining a healthy, safe, and supportive campus. As we shared last month, the CDC is recommending that the best way to thwart the spread of COVID-19 is to follow best practices to prevent respiratory viruses (see also AIS school's health policy). It is imperative that our school and families partner together in following the steps outlined below:

  • Stay home when you are sick. This is not a time to try to "push through" feeling ill by coming to school.
  • Any community member with a fever of 100 degrees or higher will be sent home and should stay home during the course of the fever, regardless of the cause of illness. Our school policy states that students are not permitted to return to school for at least 24 hours after the fever has subsided (without giving fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).
  • If any community member has a persistent fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, please seek medical care immediately.
  • Outside of classes, community members should regularly sanitize or wash hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds using the CDC's 5-step handwashing methodWet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry. Make certain that you scrub all areas of your hands. Always wash your hands thoroughly after using the restroom for any reason. Handwashing is always preferred.
  • When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue, NOT your hands; immediately dispose of the tissue and wash (preferably) or sanitize your hands.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, or face with unwashed hands.
  • Do not share food, beverages, eating utensils, or bottles and glasses with others.
  • During this time of heightened concern, in lieu of hand-holding, handshakes, high fives, and other physical contact, we are encouraging our community to practice "air high fives" and "air hugs."

Click here to see the Athletics Health and Safety Plan.