April 13, 2021

Dear EHS Families, 

Recently, we were notified that a person in the school community tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. We understand that this might raise concerns, alongside a caring response.

While we are not able to share personally-identifiable information, we care about keeping our community informed. 

Each situation calls for different protocols. In this case: 

  1. The school was notified on April 12, 2021 that a member of the community had tested positive.
  2. The person who tested positive has not been in the school during the time they would be considered infectious. 

The District has been in contact with the  Lane County Public Health Department and is following the recommendations from the County. 

  1. The person is staying at home and self-isolating.
  2. There was no contact at the school during the time the person could spread the virus. This eliminates the need to do contact tracing/notification in the school.     

The District continues to follow all of the safety protocols including all persons entering the school building wearing a face covering/mask, maintaining the 3-6 ft distancing and encouraging hand hygiene.                                                                                                                                 

 Keeping COVID-19 out of the schools and the students in school takes everyone in the Community.  The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by wearing a face covering, staying 3-6 feet from others, practicing good health habits which includes washing your hands and staying home if sick. 

Because any medical information is considered confidential, the District will provide information related to a positive case, only to people who may be impacted by a positive case within the District.   

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. 

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