These are challenging times for everyone but not least for school communities across the globe. At ELA Basel our comprehensive COVID-19 Risk Management Strategy has been planned with the safety of every member of our community in mind. We are proud that our phased Return to School Plans in May 2020 received 94% approval from our parents in the 2020 Survey. We review the Risk Management Strategy and provide updates to our families and staff on a regular basis through the parent portal of the website.
The ELA Basel Leadership Team continues to consult with the Board to review this ongoing situation. We remain in close contact with the appropriate Swiss authorities and will continue to follow the guidelines of the FOPH, WHO and CDC and do what is best for our community.
Our priority is to minimize risk, to safeguard our community, and to maintain normal school life where possible. With the full support of the Board, we seek to balance caution with reason and implement responses that are prudent, justified, and effective.