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COVID-19 Resources


Please find below relevant updates and resources regarding the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) event on Charlotte Latin School.

As of Monday, March 23, Charlotte Latin School has moved to Remote Learning and the campus is closed until at least April 29. Please know that our Pandemic Task Team and our Head of School, Chuck Baldecchi, are working meticulously to plan for the health and safety of our community, and we will continue to communicate critical updates and information transparently to our parent community. We pledge our continued effort to gather information and provide more detailed information to all of you as soon as we are able.

  • We continue to monitor the virus and are in touch with the Mecklenburg County Public Health Director, Gibbie Harris, who has up-to-the-minute information about COVID-19 and its impact in Charlotte.
  • We have updated the CLS Pandemic Plan (created during the 2009-10 H1N1 outbreak) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • We are communicating with the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) for information and best-practice planning.


Coronavirus Resources



Dr. Gee's Guide to COVID-19

Topher Gee, Upper School Science Teacher, shares insights into the current pandemic.

Communications Archive



CLS COVID-19 Pandemic Team

  • Chuck Baldecchi, Head of School – Team Leader
  • Jean Asinger, School Nurse, MS and US – Prevention, Record Keeping, Mecklenburg County Health Department Contact, CDC Contact
  • Todd Ballaban, Head of Middle School
  • Susan Carpenter, Director of Marketing and Communications – Communications
  • Bill Freitas, Chief Technology Officer – Academic Continuity
  • Dr. Topher Gee, Upper School Biology Teacher
  • Major Dale Greene, Director of Safety & Security – Crisis Response and Safety
  • Fletcher Gregory, Associate Head of School, Director of Finance – Legal and Facilities
  • Beth Lucas, Director of Human Resources
  • Mark Tayloe, Head of Lower School
  • Dr. Sonja Taylor, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Lawrence Wall, Head of Upper School
  • Kelly Willis, Director of Global Studies

Tips for Staying Healthy

  1. Wash your hands (Proper handwashing technique from the WHO).
  2. Cough into your elbow or a tissue (and then throw the tissue away).
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  4. Stay home as much as possible, especially if you are sick.
  5. Stay home and avoid being around others. If you have to leave home, maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others.
  6. Cover your mouth with a mask or cloth cover when in public (Mask information from the CDC).
  7. Get a flu shot.
World Health Organization's reduce risk tips