IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINE
● It’s hard to imagine a time when we didn’t know coronavirus existed. Across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic is having devastating effects. As you know, we have been taking preventative measures here on campus against COVID-19 for the past several months to help keep our students, staff and community safe. Soon our students will have access to vaccines that will help
further protect them against COVID-19.
● Students who are 16+ years of age will be eligible by April 7, 2021 to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. All Maine residents 16+ are able to pre-register for their vaccination now.
● Getting the COVID-19 vaccine gives your child an added layer of protection. Here are some key points about COVID-19 Vaccination:
○ All COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States are very effective at preventing the disease.
○ The most common side effects are pain at the injection site, feeling tired, headache, body aches, chills and fever.
○ Stopping a pandemic requires all the tools we have available to us - wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing and getting
● FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY: Please complete and return the attached Health Screen & Consent Form if you would like your child to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Completed forms can be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of School Winn Price assures parents and the MCI community of the school's preparedness and procedures in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic. MCI continues to monitor the situation both domestically and internationally, following the guidance of the United States Centers for Disease Control.
MCI's Wellness Center and administrative team recently reviewed and updated the school’s Emergency Preparedness Plan in light of COVID-19, and we recently met with Terri Vieira, president of Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, Maine. Based upon this and guidelines established by Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization, MCI implemented restrictions on students, staff members and guests traveling from high-risk countries. This decision is based on the geographic prevalence of the virus and an increasing understanding of its nature and severity.
- Is MCI issuing travel restrictions?
- How is MCI Monitoring COVID-19?
- How is MCI Communicating COVID-19 Information?
- What resources are available about COVID-19?
- How is MCI preparing for the potential of a community member infected by COVID-19?
- Is MCI Restricting Visitors to Campus?
- How Do I Find Current Information about Travel Advisories and Restrictions?