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As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) in South Africa rises, officials at Midrand Christian College continue to monitor reports issued daily by state and local health officials, as well as The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the World Health Organization and the SA National Department Of Health.

This page has been created to keep all of our constituents informed about global and national developments, decisions made with regard to the MCC community and precautions taken on campus against the introduction and spread of the disease.

 

Child Friendly Explanation of Coronavirus 

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“What is COVID-19 and who is at risk?”

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in China and now has shown up in locations around the world and South Africa.  Symptoms of the disease may appear two to 14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. COVID-19 is not influenza, but in terms of how it is transmitted, what its symptoms are, and how to treat it and prevent its spreading, it functionally resembles a flu (though more contagious).

According to the NICD’s website, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low for the majority of people. There is not widespread circulation in most communities in South Africa. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease are the most at risk.

How can the disease be prevented or contained?

To prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in schools and educational institutions, the CDC recommends the following:

  • Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands for at least 30 seconds at regular intervals and with soap and water or hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Stop handshaking and use other non-contact methods of greeting. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Clean and disinfect shared/touched surfaces often. Open windows or adjust air conditioning to increase ventilation.
  • Be careful with meetings and travel. Do not travel to COVID-19 “hot spots” and be careful when traveling, domestically. Avoid all nonessential travel to those countries identified with high advisory levels, and be mindful of the possibility of cross-contamination in airports and other large, public venues. Use videoconferencing for meetings when possible.
  • Handle food carefully. Limit food sharing, and ensure that cafeteria staff and their close contacts practice strict hygiene.
  • Stay home if you are sick or have a sick family member at home. If you live in a residence hall, avoid common spaces.

Will athletic games and matches go on as scheduled?

Midrand Christian College has decided that, effective March 16, the remaining season of competition has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak until further notice.

 

As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) in South Africa rises, officials at Midrand Christian College continue to monitor reports issued daily by state and local health officials, as well as The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the World Health Organization and the SA National Department Of Health.

This page has been created to keep all of our constituents informed about global and national developments, decisions made with regard to the MCC community and precautions taken on campus against the introduction and spread of the disease.

 

Child Friendly Explanation of Coronavirus 

doc https://midrandcc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Child-Friendly-Explanation-of-Coronavirus.pdf

“What is COVID-19 and who is at risk?”

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in China and now has shown up in locations around the world and South Africa.  Symptoms of the disease may appear two to 14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. COVID-19 is not influenza, but in terms of how it is transmitted, what its symptoms are, and how to treat it and prevent its spreading, it functionally resembles a flu (though more contagious).

According to the NICD’s website, the immediate risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low for the majority of people. There is not widespread circulation in most communities in South Africa. Older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease are the most at risk.

How can the disease be prevented or contained?

To prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in schools and educational institutions, the CDC recommends the following:

  • Practice good hygiene. Wash your hands for at least 30 seconds at regular intervals and with soap and water or hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol. Stop handshaking and use other non-contact methods of greeting. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Clean and disinfect shared/touched surfaces often. Open windows or adjust air conditioning to increase ventilation.
  • Be careful with meetings and travel. Do not travel to COVID-19 “hot spots” and be careful when traveling, domestically. Avoid all nonessential travel to those countries identified with high advisory levels, and be mindful of the possibility of cross-contamination in airports and other large, public venues. Use videoconferencing for meetings when possible.
  • Handle food carefully. Limit food sharing, and ensure that cafeteria staff and their close contacts practice strict hygiene.
  • Stay home if you are sick or have a sick family member at home. If you live in a residence hall, avoid common spaces.

Will athletic games and matches go on as scheduled?

Midrand Christian College has decided that, effective March 16, the remaining season of competition has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak until further notice.