COVID-19 Letter

Dear TECC Families,

A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has dominated news cycles in recent weeks. Following the initial outbreak in China, many countries (includingthe United States) have seen people contract this virus and, in some cases, lose their lives. Since it is new and without a proven track record,no one knows exactly where all this is leading.

With that in mind, here arethe steps we are taking at TECC:

o While I said above that “no one knows exactly where all this is leading,”that isn’t really true. God does! He is in control, and “In Him we live, and move, and have our being.” (Acts 17:28)

As Christians we are to take wise action,while at the same time trusting in God and setting aside panic and fear. God has promised, “All things worktogether for good for those who love God and have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans8:28)

Whatever we do, we will trust in Him!

o Trinity Early Childhood Center is closed at this time.

o We are taking the followingprecautions to reduce the risk of COVID-19:

a. Teachers clean and sanitize their workspaces and toys on adaily basis.

b. Trinity Early Childhood Center also has a cleaning crew come in everynight.

c. Our studentsfollow a hand washing protocol and wash when arriving, before and after eating, after using the washroom and when returning from recess. Students learn to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds or the time ittakes to complete singing the ABC’s.

d. A student or a student’s immediate family member who hastraveledoutside the US is required to have a health clearance in writing from theirdoctor or health department before returning to TECC.

o We ask that families who have traveled or may have been in contact with a person who traveled outside the US to contact the health department and follow theirguidelines.

o Please keep your child home if they are sick. I am coordinating with local health officials to determine the safest, most preventive actions for our students, staff and families.

Modifications may occur as COVID-19 develop, please have patience and know TECC’s number one priority is to keep everyone healthy. The psalmist wrote, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.” (Psalm 28:7).

I pray that God will keep ourfamilies and communities healthy and safe. I pray that He will give us opportunities to share his love in a frightening world. And I pray that even in this health scare God will be glorified!

Cassandra Sund

TECC Director