Coronavirus Resources & Information
As Westminster Schools of Augusta continues to monitor and assess the outbreak of COVID-19 worldwide, we have created this resource for our community to track how the public health threat is affecting the programs and other activities our students, faculty and staff are engaged in. As the situation evolves and as we receive updated information from our outside resources, we will continue to send relevant updates to the Westminster community, and make these updates available on this web page. We encourage you to bookmark this page, watch our school calendar, check email regularly, and monitor the websites located on under the "helpful resources" section.
Our Latest Response
- Westminster Schools of Augusta has established a re-entry task force committee which is working diligently to develop a re-entry strategy that allows for flexibility, transparency, and prioritizes the health and safety of our community. The committe has developed three different re-entry phases for our families to navigate. To view these phases, please go to the re-entry plan document.
- Please go to wsa.net/events for the latest up-to-date 2020-21 calendar and 2020-21 Year-at-a-Glance.
- Westminster urges our community to follow guidelines by local and state health officials and to continue to consider the importance of social distancing.
- School Counselors Andi Strong and Caitlin Vinson are available to support students experiencing stress and anxiety during this time. Please go to our counseling webpage for their contact information and to view additional resources.
Those who believe they may have been exposed to or infected with the novel coronavirus should seek medical care right away. Before you go to a clinic, doctor's office, or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
We continue to be in close communication with government agencies as well as other independent schools to closely monitor the situation and will keep you updated as things change.
Westminster Coronavirus Web Page Updated on July 1, 2020 at 9:00am.
- World Health Organization (WHO):
- The Center for Disease Controls (CDC):
- Johns Hopkins Interactive and Updating Outbreak Map
- U.S. State Department
- Georgia Department of Public Health
Frequently Asked Questions
How will I receive up-to-date information from the school?
Any up-to-date information will be posted on this web page as well as emailed out to all primary and secondary household contacts. In the event of a school closure, media outlets will be alerted and updates will be on our social media pages. All primary and secondary contacts will also receive a text message in addition to an email.
What can families, students, and school personnel do to keep from getting sick and spreading COVID-19?
The CDC recommends the following actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water when your hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick (and do not return to school until you are fever-free for 24 hours without medication). We ask you to strictly adhere to this policy.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
What additional steps is the school taking at this time?
The school will take extra care with the cleaning and disinfection process, with particular attention to common surfaces.
- Additional cleaning of common surfaces by faculty and staff is happening at regular intervals throughout the day.
- The evening cleaning crew has implemented a disinfectant protocol in addition to the regular cleaning.
- All faculty and staff are required to maintain appropriate hand washing and sanitizing protocols upon entering the building and throughout the day.