COVID-19 Notification - Students/Staff determined NOT to be close contacts of a COVID-19 case(s

COVID-19 Notification - Students/Staff determined NOT to be close contacts of a COVID-19 case(s)
Posted on 04/26/2021
COVID-19 Notification

The following information was sent to families via SchoolMessenger on Monday, April 26 with the subject "COVID-19 Alert NON-IMPACT". The content has been formatted for the web.


West Jefferson Middle - Important COVID-19 Health Alert - Positive Case(s) of COVID-19
Students/Staff determined NOT to be close contacts of a COVID-19 case(s).

 

4.26.2021

 

Dear West Jefferson Middle Families and staff,

There has been a case of COVID-19 in your school, but has NOT been in the building during his/her contagious time period. There are no known staff or students who have been identified who will need to quarantine related to this positive case. We do not believe any staff or your child was in close contact with the positive COVID-19 person. Staff and your child do not need to stay home and observe quarantine or isolation precautions, but staff and your child should continue to regularly monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

Each case of COVID-19 is interviewed by Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). As part of this public health investigation:

  • The person diagnosed is being kept home from school until they are no longer infectious.

  • The person’s mask use, social distancing, and activities while infectious were assessed.

  • The people who were close contacts of the person(s) with COVID-19 are instructed to stay home from school for 14 days after the exposure. This is called quarantine.

 

If your child develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19:

  • Go get tested. Look for testing sites near you.

  • Follow these isolation instructions.

  • Stay home from school and avoid other activities around other people.

  • Staff and parents of students notify the school immediately if you go get COVID-19 tested.

    • A follow-up PCR test will be required if the individual tests negative with a rapid test and is showing COVID symptoms.

 

Schools who have had more than one positive case will only be sending this notification letter out once in a two week period. If there are more than one case in a two week period, the numbers will reflect on Jeffco's Dashboard located here. Dashboard information does lag behind 24-48 hours. If there are 5% or more positive cases in one school in a two week period, there will be additional information sent out to all families with next steps.

If you have further questions, please contact Jeffco Public Schools' COVID Resource Nurses at DLCOVIDQuarantine@jeffco.k12.co.us.

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