ACCA Health Advisory

Due to concerns about COVID-19, and due to the state-mandated closure, ACCA schools will be providing distance learning through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Covid-19 Schooling Update

American Classical Charter Academy is constantly monitoring and following the Florida Department of Health in Osceola County and the CDC guidelines. We will continue updating our website with information provided to us. For additional information and resources, please visit the listed websites below:

CDC

Florida Department of Health

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the COVID-19 treatment?

Per the CDC, no treatment or vaccine for COVID-19 as of today. When a person is tested positive for COVID-19 they are ordered to self isolate. This includes staying at home, drinking fluids and taking over the counter medications until recovery. When it comes to recovery, the typical time is 2 weeks however, in more severe cases it can take up to 3-6 weeks for a full recovery.

Is ACCA safe? What is the school doing to protect our child?

ACCA is working with the public health officials to ensure that the school is exceeding all safety guidelines. ACCA is also making sure that there is enough sanitation supplies such as soap, hand sanitizer and tissues before opening day.

When will ACCA reopen?

ACCA will determine this based upon the Executive Order from the Governor and the guidelines provided by Florida Department of Health and the CDC.

Risks

What is my risk and my family’s risk for getting COVID-19 from this case?

Children under the age of 18 usually experience a mild form of the illness based on data so far (similar to the common cold). Those with any underlying health conditions are going to be the most at risk. People who are healthy or without any respiratory symptoms may interact as they usually do with family members or the public.

Individuals over 60 and with chronic health conditions living in the house

Individuals living in your home over the age of 60 or have any chronic medical conditions are deemed to be the most at risk from the virus. If you are in close contact, we recommend that you wear a mask to protect yourself and them.

Pregnant Women living in the house

Currently there is no evidence from the CDC to report that pregnant women are at higher risk of the virus. However, as a precaution we still recommend following social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC. If social distancing is not possible, we recommend that a mask is worn.

Masks

What if the sick person cannot wear a mask, such as a small child?

If the person who is sick cannot wear a mast, we recommend that the caregiver wear the mask when within 6 feet of distance.

What if I don’t have access to a mask?

If there is no mask available, utilize a covering to cover your nose and mouth that still allows breathing.

Spread

How does COVID-19 spread?

Since COVID-19 is still a new virus, the CDC is still learning how it is spread. However, from the information gathered it is assumed that it spreads similar to how the flu is spread which is through coughing and sneezing. For more information please visit here.

Can someone who has COVID-19 spread the illness to others?

COVID-19 spreads similar to viruses such as the flu. If you are or have been in close contact to someone sick with COVID-19 for an extended period of time you are at a heightened risk for infection. According to CDC, close contact is closer than 6 feet for more than 10 minutes from a person who is infected.

How can I clean my house if someone is sick in my home?

Cleaning can be very effective as a preventative measure. It is recommended to sanitize anything that is commonly touched such as door knobs, counters, light switched, toilet handles and faucet handles. These sanitizing procedures should be done daily if someone is ill inside the home.

Can people without symptoms still spread COVID-19?

Asymptomatic is when a person is showing no symptoms from the virus. Per reports from the CDC, COVID-19 spread has been confirmed before someone shows symptoms. However, the virus is more commonly spread when the symptoms are showing for an individual.

General Information

What is COVID-19 or the 2019 Novel Coronavirus?

COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

What are the symptoms and complications that COVID-19 can cause?

COVID-19 symptoms can range for every individual. Mild to severe respiratory illness is reported with a cough, fever, difficulty breathing, and more. For more information on all of the COVID-19 symptoms, please visit the CDC COVID-19 symptoms page.

How do I protect my pets from COVID-19?

There is currently not enough evidence to support this per the CDC. However, proper hand washing is always encouraged after touching pets.

If there are any questions or concerns regarding our COVID-19 FAQs and information, please give us a call at: 407-593-2909. If you have any specific health related questions, please, contact your primary care physician or health provider.