Notification of a COVID-19 Positive Case at St. George School - 3/1/21

Dear Parent/Guardian, 

The District has been closely monitoring the health and safety of our students and staff. We have become  aware that an individual at St. George School has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The last time the COVID 19 positive individual was in the school setting while they were contagious was February 26, 2021. For  COVID-19, the CDC defines a “close contact” as “any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person  for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior  to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.” The parents/guardians of students who  were in “close contact” with the person diagnosed with COVID-19 will receive a separate notification  instructing them to have their student quarantined and not return to school for 14 days after the last exposure.  Please understand that we cannot disclose the name of the person diagnosed with COVID-19. 

Considering the positive diagnosis of COVID-19, all areas of the building and/or classroom potentially  impacted are being cleaned and disinfected in accordance with recommendations from the CDC and IDPH. 

Please be aware that the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are a fever, uncontrolled cough that causes  difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, chills, fatigue, muscle aches, new onset of a severe headache, sore  throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea and/or vomiting and  diarrhea. Symptoms usually develop between 2 to 14 days after the last exposure. However, some infected  persons never develop symptoms. For additional information please see: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

As a reminder, always keep your student at home if they are ill for any reason. If you have any questions,  please contact the Principal, Christine Johnston. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing cooperation  with our COVID-19 prevention policies and procedures as we work together to keep our students, staff and  families safe and healthy. 

Sincerely, 

Helen Boehrnsen 

Superintendent

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