Recently, we were notified of a small number of COVID-19 student cases in the District. It is also important to mention that none of the cases were school related in regards to transmission. As members of the school community, we understand that this might raise concerns, alongside a caring response. We are working closely with Lane County Public Health to respond to this news.
Each situation calls for different protocols. In this case:
- The school was notified on April 27, 2021 that a member of the school community had tested positive.
The following protocols were put in place:
- The 4 students who tested positive are staying home from school.
- Anyone who was in close contact with the person who tested positive, has been notified and they are self quarantining.
The School has been working with our District Health Nurse and Lane County Public Health to review classroom logs. Anyone who was identified as having a close contact with the person who tested positive has been notified.
The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is through staying home when ill, wearing face coverings, physical distancing, and practicing good health hygiene habits. Be sure to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, cover your coughs and sneezes, and avoid contact with people who have signs of illness. Get plenty of rest, exercise, and eat a healthy diet.
Protect the community by following the Governor’s safety requirements. Wearing cloth face coverings reduces the spread of viruses.
We will keep you updated with any new information as it comes out, while meeting the requirements to honor everyone’s right to privacy.
More information can be found on the Oregon Department of Education’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners page, and the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our District nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org