COVID-19 Dashboard

At Willow Oak Montessori (WOM), our first priority is your child's physical, social, and mental health and safety. We believe, and we have been proving, that at school and in-person learning on our campus has the most promise for us to achieve our school's mission. Listed below are our Safety Guidelines & Practices:

  • Limit attendance of sick and/or symptomatic faculty, staff, & students

  • Expand opportunities and access to COVID-19 testing for symptomatic and exposed students and employees/volunteers

  • Encourage vaccination for our eligible community members

  • Adhere to optional masking indoors

  • Follow proper quarantine practices with access to immediate testing to avoid school attendance loss

  • Continue regular cleaning and disinfecting practices

  • Stay informed of StrongSchoolsNC Procedures for Response to COVID-19 Cases in K-12 School Schools

  • Willow Oak Montessori's COVID-19 Protocol 2022-2023

Read each section below to learn about the practices we have in place.

Masking & Handwashing


Handwashing implemented as part of healthy universal precautions.

Recommended masking indoors.

Lunches/snacks outdoors when possible.

Hand sanitizing stations available.

Outdoor Learning & Eating


Willow Oak has outdoor spaces equipped for Outdoor Classrooms and Lunch and Snack Eating Spaces for each class. We strive to eat outside at all times except in case of inclement weather.

WOM students love learning outside. Each learning environment has an outdoor extension accessible to students.

Preparing Our Buildings


Each Campus building is outfitted with several layers of protection:

Upgraded filtration (MERV-13 filters)

Proper ventilation (minimum 5 air changes per hour, outdoor air via HVAC machines)

Regular cleaning, and disinfecting of commonly used indoor spaces with EPA approved cleansers.

Vaccination & Testing for Staff, Students, Families and Our Community

We strongly encourage all eligible individuals to get vaccinated.


We have the ability to conduct on-site rapid antigen testing for any Willow Oak Montessori community member.

Public Comments about our Covid-19 plans may be directed to coudjit@willowoakmontessori.org

Summary of CDC COVID Recommendations August 2022

Community Data:

The numbers are as follows:

NC

https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard/testing.


CDC recommendations

COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.