Coronavirus-COVID-19 UPDATES & What to Do at Home

Al-Arqam Islamic School & College Preparatory main priority is our student’s health and safety. Currently, Al-Arqam Islamic School & College Preparatory is following all of the above mentioned agencies to ensure student’s safety such as follows:

  • Disinfecting schools on a daily basis, including door knobs and student desks surfaces
  • More and frequent cleaning of the school building, especially the bathrooms while the school's in session
  • Intercom morning assemblies conducted by Sh. Waheed and Sh. Mohammad interchangeably
  • Frequent use of hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes in the classrooms
  • Encouraging students to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently 
  • We are asking parents to keep their sick kids at home. Al-Arqam is sending any sick child home as a precautionary measure.  Please provide clearance from a healthcare provider/professional (ie: doctor’s note) needs to be provided to the front office upon student’s return to school    
  • All School related activities, during and after school, are cancelled 

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Hand washing is an easy, cheap, and effective way to prevent the spread of germs and keep kids and adults healthy. When your family is healthy, you don’t have to worry about missing school, work, or other activities.

Help your child develop hand washing skills

Parents and caretakers play an important role in teaching children to wash their hands. Hand washing can become a lifelong healthy habit if you start teaching it at an early age. Teach kids the five easy steps for handwashing—wet, lather, scrub, rinse and dry—and the key times to wash hands, such as after using the bathroom or before eating. You can find ways to make it fun, like making up your own hand washing song or turning it into a game.

Give frequent reminders

Building hand washing skills takes time. At first, your child will need regular reminders of how and when to wash hands. It is especially important to remind children to wash their hands after using the bathroom, before eating, after touching pets, after playing outside, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing their nose. But once hand washing becomes a habit and a regular part of your child’s day, they will practice it throughout their lives.

Lead by example by washing your hands

Young children learn by imitating the behaviors of adults in their lives. When you make hand washing part of your routine, you’re setting an example for your children to follow.

What if soap and water aren’t available?

Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol, and wash your hands with soap and water as soon as you can.

 

Baby Wipes

Baby wipes may make your hands look clean, but they’re not designed to remove germs from your hands. CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water when possible.

Remember to make hand washing a healthy habit at home, school, and at play!

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