School Updates - Jan. 25

WYIS and the Wuhan Health Situation

Dear WYIS Community,

The Wuhan municipal government announced that on the morning of January 23, public transport facilities would be temporarily closed. It is not clear how long this situation will last and to what extent these places will be closed. WYIS has been in contact with the local British and US consulates, the Wuhan Education Bureau, and several other sources to actively seek and await further information. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Watch Level 2 Alert (Practice Enhanced Precautions) for an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia.

WYIS School Start
WYIS will not resume school on February 3, as originally planned. School start date will be delayed at least one week. We will continue to monitor news reports and work with the Wuhan Education Bureau in order to offer more information when it becomes available. We will inform the WYIS community once clear and reliable information is available. Once we have a confirmed school start date, we will let you know through our regular school communication channels: WeChat, email, and our website.

WYIS and iSC Events
All school and iSC events will be under review and modified as necessary to comply with the recommendations of the governmental and health agencies advising us. Our next scheduled event, The VEX IQ Challenge Middle School Robotics Tournament, has now been cancelled. This tournament was scheduled to be held at WYIS on February 8, 2020. We will advise you if there are changes to other future events.

Health Recommendations
If you are in Wuhan and you feel sick, please do the following:
• Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
• Avoid contact with others.
• Don’t travel while sick.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing/sneezing.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

If you have concerns or questions, please contact me directly.


Erika Carlson, Head Principal

References/Links for Additional Reading and Information:
• Please also contact your local embassy for further information



根据武汉市政府通告的消息,自2020年1月23日10时起,武汉全市城市公共交通暂停运营。我们目前并不清楚这种情况将持续多久,以及武汉公共交通设施将关闭到何种程度。学校一直在与本地的美国领事馆,英国领事馆,武汉市教育部门以及其他相关渠道保持联系,我们在努力获取相关信息并等待进一步的消息。 美国疾病控制与预防中心已针对武汉持续爆发的新型冠状病毒感染的肺炎现象发布了2级观察警报(加强预防措施)。



· 请您立即就医。在去医疗机构或急诊室之前,请先将您的症状和最近的旅行地告知医生
· 避免与他人接触
· 请不要在生病的时候旅行
· 咳嗽或打喷嚏时,请您用纸巾或袖子(而不是手)捂住口鼻
· 请您经常使用肥皂洗手,洗手时间至少20秒。如果没有肥皂和水,可以使用含酒精的洗手液



Erika Carlson, 校长