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Latest news regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Mar 27 –  The CARES Act stimulus plan passes and becomes law. Chris meets with Citizens Bank and confirms they are participating in the program. The Board of Directors virtually meet over the weekend to discuss and await further details from the bank as they unfold.

Mar 25 – Governor Baker extends school closures until May 4.

Mar 19 – The Board of Directors votes to reduce tuition payment for April and confirms any payments during the closure will be tax deductible. As government support options or other cost-reduction measures become clear, the Board is committed to passing the savings directly on to parents as further tuition reduction. Relief planning will continue over the upcoming weekend. 

Mar 18 – Governor Baker issues an Executive Order requiring all early education centers and family childcare providers to close, starting Monday March 23. No change to LPC’s closure policy.

Mar 15 – Gov. Charlie Baker has announced all public and private K-12 schools in Massachusetts will be closed for 3 weeks due to the coronavirus crisis. LPC’s Board of Directors is continuing to follow the same guidance received by Lexington Public Schools in order to slow down the spread of the virus and keep our families and teachers safe and healthy. Closures will remain through April 6. 

Mar 12The Board of Directors votes to close LPC at 1:00pm, following the closures of Lexington Public Schools and neighboring districts, and remain closed until the schools reopen (at least through Mar 27).

From a letter sent to parents on Mar 10 (before closures):
 
Dear LPC Parents,
While COVID-19 (coronavirus) is an obvious global health concern, we all know that it is of serious local concern to each one of us. 
 
Know that here at LPC we are mindful of this situation and are keeping up to date with information from the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, the Massachusetts and Lexington Departments of Public Health, and LPC’s Board of Directors.
 

Together, let’s try to minimize anxiety in our children regarding this outbreak. We’ve already seen some of our young children knowing too much about this without really being able to understand it. This type of situation is completely out of their control, and leads to a lot of worry and preoccupation during all times of the day. 

  • Protect your child from the news, from overhearing adults discussing it and about how scared or worried you might be.
  • DO share information on how they can take good care of themselves – by washing hands with lots of soap while they sing a song (Happy Birthday twice!), by sneezing or coughing into their sleeve, by eating healthy fresh foods and by getting a good night’s sleep! 
  • DO respond if your child overhears parts of this – by reassuring them “There is a new cold that people are getting. But we know what to do – right?! Wash hands, eat good food, sleep lots…”   
  • Definitely share how proud we are of them – and how proud they should be of themselves! 

“We can channel our concerns into actions to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.” – World Health Organization

 

-Chris