After a few 'quieter' weeks, we are seeing an increase in cases this week.
Fortunately, there has been minimal impact within the buildings as far as close contacts are concerned. Currently, we have five active cases with ten close contacts in quarantine. The total case count to-date (10/23) since the beginning of the school year is at 20.
As always, please review the symptoms list below, and remember to keep ALL individuals at home if symptoms are present--even those not showing symptoms yet. Keep in close contact with the nursing staff regarding your plan to test or not to test for your family. This will determine next academic steps.
ONE MAJOR: Cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste, or fever over 100.4.
TWO MINOR: sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, fatigue, headache, congestion/runny nose.
Also important to note: we understand that many are experiencing allergy and cold symptoms this time of year. Unfortunately due to state guidelines, we must have a negative test or alternate diagnosis on file for your ill student, or they and their siblings must enter the COVID protocols.
We thank parents, students and community members for continuing to do your part - wearing masks, socially distancing during and after school hours, and not coming into contact with friends and family who are at higher risk.