October 1st, 2020
Today, White Pine Elementary administration was notified that a staff member in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member is sparingly in the school setting.
Through our contact tracing protocol, we have identified and notified all families whose students have had close contact with the individual who tested positive.
The person who has tested positive for COVID-19 and anyone who had close contact with them will not return to the building for at least 14 days. School will resume tomorrow for all other students and staff.
No areas of the building need to be closed off, but extra cleaning precautions are taking place.
The primary symptoms of COVID-19 include shortness of breath, coughing, and fever or chills. Other symptoms include congestion, sore throat, diarrhea, abdominal pain, body aches, and loss of taste or smell. Anyone who needs medical attention should call their healthcare provider to report an illness or exposure to someone with COVID-19 prior to seeking care. Please contact your school office if you begin to experience symptoms.
The health, safety, and well-being of our school community remains our top priority. We are following sound protocols aligned with expert health guidance to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect your health. We also want to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of wearing masks, staying six feet apart from others, and regularly washing your hands.
We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates if any further steps are necessary. If you have questions or need to report a positive case of COVID-19, please contact Ken Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Graham, Elementary Principal
White Pine Charter School