Dear teachers, parents, volunteers and students:
Due to the fact that the WHO recently declared a Global Health Emergency over the novel coronavirus outbreak and an increased number of people returning from China after the New Year, the Hope Chinese School Executive Committee decided to cancel all classes this weekend, February 1st and 2nd, 2020. Schools will re-open next weekend, February 8th and 9th, and resume classes as scheduled.
The HCS board is coordinating closely with the Fairfax and Montgomery County Health Departments. We will continue to monitor the situation and take additional actions as necessary.
Fairfax and Montgomery County Public schools remain open. Any students who recently visited China or have come in close contact with visitors from China and are exhibiting symptoms such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, should stay home and seek medical care right away per CDC instructions. Please protect yourself and respect others.
For the prevention and treatment of new coronavirus pneumonia, see the CDC guidelines: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/about/prevention.html
If you have any questions, please contact your campus principal or class teacher.
Thank you for your support and understanding!
Hope Chinese School Board