March 2020 News

Important Notice

Monday, March 9, 2020

Parents and Guardians:

Today we learned that one Burris Laboratory School student spent Spring Break in one of the countries most affected by COVID-19, the disease caused by novel coronavirus. We stress that the student has no symptoms of COVID-19 nor do we have any confirmed cases of the disease at Burris, the Indiana Academy, or Ball State University. However, out of an abundance of caution, Burris has sent the student home and asked the student to remain at home for 14 days. In addition, the Burris building will be thoroughly cleaned today.

We ask anyone who has spent time abroad in a country that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified as a Level 3 Travel Health Notice, whether you are a student or a parent, to socially distance yourself for 14 days. The CDC recommends that people who are sick with COVID-19, or suspect that they are, stay home unless they are seeking medical care. Again, we remind you that we have no confirmed cases or anyone reporting symptoms at Burris, the Indiana Academy, or on the Ball State University campus.

We thoroughly cleaned the Wagoner Residence Hall during Spring Break last week, and we will continue to actively clean common areas. At this time, Burris and the Indiana Academy will continue classes as planned.

We urge you to consult the CDC website to learn more about the virus, prevention, symptoms, and treatment. In addition, Ball State has launched to keep the community informed.

Again, at this time, the Indiana Academy, Burris, and Ball State are not aware of any confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our campus. We are taking these precautions in the best interest of our students, families, faculty, and staff.