Dear faculty members and students,
Peace be with you! I believe you have already read the mail that I have sent to all of you on 17th May 2021. After receiving notification that one of our students got COVID-19 positive, the school kicked off the emergency epidemic response plan at once. We followed the epidemic preventive procedures of the Command Center to execute related measures, including sending the confirmed case to the hospital for treatment and carrying out full-scale campus disinfection. This morning the government informed us that the number of confirmed cases increased and the Taichung City Government had sent professionals to station in the school for the epidemic preventive works. I invite all teachers and students to tell parents not to worry as the school has already started the emergency plan and is under the conduction of the government. We are adopting the highest epidemic preventive specifications and the campus has been emptied. We do all we can to protect the health and safety of our teachers and students. I believe we can together fight against the epidemic.
In the past year, all faculty members have worked very hard on preventing the epidemic without a piece of slack. They have demonstrated the unity and resilience of Chaoyang. Unexpectedly, the epidemic has come to our school after a few days of spreading in Taiwan. The school immediately called for the emergency meeting after noticing the campus confirmed case. We started the anti-epidemic operation according to the SOP of epidemic prevention. Besides suspending all campus activities, the school also extended distance learning to the end of June to reduce the risk of community transmission. Faculty members changed to work from home from 19th May 2021, and from 24th May to 8th June 2021, they will take turns to work in the office. In this critical moment, the school cooperates with the government bodies, executes the full-scale campus disinfection, ensures the teaching quality, and continues the research and development works.
I have reminded students to keep learning in my previous mail. I understand that this sudden shock of the epidemic worried many of our teachers and students. They might feel anxious too. But I do believe that we have the wisdom to face this challenge and can breakthrough. No matter how hard, we shall take it as a test. I recalled that each time when we encountered disaster or trauma, Chaoyang is unafraid of difficulties and can stand firm at the end. We became stronger and united. We support and show care to one another and we commit to our duties. Today the public health and medical standards of Taiwan rank ahead of other countries. We must have faith that we can win this battle. I hope that our teachers and students can keep themselves calm and positive, learn from experience, and do good in self-health management. If not feeling well, seek medical attention and report to the school immediately. I bless all faculty members, students, and parents with good health and peace.