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COVID-19 Updates

What is Covid-19?

Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some can cause disease. A newly identified type started in Wuhan China in December 2019 and has caused a global outbreak of respiratory illness, now called COVID-19. The common symptoms — fever of higher than 100.4 degrees, a dry cough, and shortness of breath — are showing up in people within 14 days of exposure to the virus. Although symptoms may be similar to the flu, COVID-19 is a different virus entirely and should be taken seriously. For the latest information on COVID-19 in Illinois, please refer to the Illinois Department of Public Health. (Link the Illinois Department of Public Health website on the words https://www.dph.illinois.gov)

Although Building Blocks Learning Academy has dropped the masks, and while many still debate if the pandemic is really over…we are still vigilant in providing the safest learning environment for our students and staff.  We are in total compliance with the City of Chicago and its The CDC confirms that the SARS-CoV-2 virus still kills thousands of people around the world each month, saddles still more with chronic symptoms known as Long COVID, and continues to evolve, with the highly transmissible JN.1 variant recently causing waves of infection across the globe. They also indicate that  “we are outside of the emergency [phase]. But please don’t forget, COVID is still here and still poses a risk.” Building Blocks follows closely the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and its updates on COVID-19, RSV and other viral respiratory diseases.

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