Rosewood Academy to temporarily and voluntarily close for two weeks

Rosewood Academy Childcare and Preschool announced in a letter to families on Sunday that it will temporarily and voluntarily close all of their locations for the next two weeks.
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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Rosewood Academy Childcare and Preschool announced in a letter to families on Sunday that it will temporarily and voluntarily close all of their locations for the next two weeks.

Rosewood Academy Childcare and Preschool has recently been connected to 100 coronavirus cases, many caused by the U.K. variant.

“We know the hardship this places on many of you and for this we are so truly sorry,” wrote Kelli Hansen, the executive director at Rosewood Academy. “Please understand that we want Rosewood Academy to be here for you in the long term and, therefore, we must make this difficult short term decision.”

In the letter, Hansen wrote Rosewood Academy needs to devote all of their time and energy to defending its business and reputation.

“We are not heavy social media users, and we have absolutely underestimated how people will use the internet to spread rumors and misinformation that can lead to devastating outcome,” Hansen wrote. “This smear campaign, which has been orchestrated by a handful of individuals and carried out from behind their iPhones, has pushed us to this. The day will come when those individuals will be compelled to actually speak their claims aloud, after being sworn and under penalty of perjury.”

The Douglas County Health Department said more than half of the center’s staff and attendees were affected by the outbreak. It also confirmed that infants were among the cases.

 

Read the letter from Rosewood Academy below.

Dear Rosewood Academy Families:We cannot thank you enough for your continued support as we navigate this devastating social media assault on Rosewood Academy. The notes we have received from many of you regarding the positive experiences your children are having at Rosewood Academy and the continued trust you have in Rosewood Academy have given us renewed strength to weatherthis storm. We truly appreciate your support.Unfortunately, it has become clear to us that we need to devote 100% of our immediate time and energy todefending our business and our reputations through the pendency of this investigation. We are not heavy social media users, and we have absolutely underestimated how people will use the internet to spread rumors and misinformationthat can lead to devastating outcomes. Thissmear campaign, which has been orchestrated by a handful of individuals and carried out from behind their iPhones, has pushed us to this. The day will come when those individuals will be compelled to actually speak their claims aloud,after being sworn and under penalty of perjury.In the meantime, because of this, we are making the heart-wrenching decision to temporarily and voluntarilyclose all of our locations for the next two weeks. We know the hardship this places on many of you and for this we are so trulysorry. Please understand that we want Rosewood Academyto be here for you in the long term and, therefore, we mustmake this difficult short-term decision.We know how busy our families are,and that is why we have not asked you to reach out to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to share your support for Rosewood Academy. But,if you are at all inclined to do so, we would be very, very appreciative. You can reach DHHS at (402) 471-6564 or atDHHS.ChildCareLicensing@nebraska.gov.Kelli Hansen

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