Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The safety of our scholars, staff, and families is always our highest priority.

Blackstone Valley Prep continues to closely track developments related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We strictly adhere to all mandates from the Office of the Governor and the Rhode Island Department of Health.

In conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), BVP developed its 2020-21 Reopening Plan centered around RIDE’s Guiding Principles for Reopening: 1) safety first, 2) transparency, 3) equity, 4) listening, and 5) decisiveness.

Families and scholars are encouraged to visit BVP’s Distance Learning Site for a wealth of resources, including tech support, platform logins, and tips from our academics team.

Concerned about food security? The state has set up a number of “Grab and Go” food sites throughout the Blackstone Valley. For a full list of sites statewide, please visit the Department of Health website.

Searching for health/wellness, finance, or technology support? Check out these community resources.

Recursos Adicionales en Español

Governor Raimondo and Commissioner Infante-Green announced on June 10, 2020 that Rhode Island will follow a unified calendar for the 2020-21 school year.

COVID-19 Updates from the BVP Blog

The BVP Social Workers’ Fund assists BVP families and alumni experiencing extreme hardships.

Centers for Disease Control Recommendations

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. CDC recommends the following actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:

  • Clean your hands often
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home as much as possible.
    • Put distance between yourself and other people.
      • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
      • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a face cloth when around others
    • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
    • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
      • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
      • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
      • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
      • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.
  • Clean and disinfect
    • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

For more, visit cdc.gov.

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