After careful consideration of the significant amount of feedback that we’ve received from our community and our nursing team, the district has made the decision to end our contract with PubSEG for contact tracing purposes. PubSEG will finish out any open cases that they’ve been working on.
So, what does this mean?
Beginning January 31, 2022, students or staff members who receive a NEW confirmed positive COVID-19 test result or know you were exposed to COVID-19 positive household member should:
Our nursing team will communicate isolation and quarantine timelines, and can provide information about the availability of COVID testing. Staff members should contact the Human Resources office with any COVID related questions or notifications.
We continue to urge all of our students and staff to take the following precautions:
Consistent and correct use of masks while indoors. We know that this reduces the spread of the virus within our school buildings, and eliminates the need to quarantine individuals who may be within 6 feet of a positive case.
Monitor for symptoms. If students or staff are feeling ill, they should stay home. If you know you were exposed to a positive case, the Department of Health recommends that you get tested.
As a reminder, the district’s Health and Safety Plan was reviewed and revised at the January 18th School Board Meeting. We continue to adhere to the mitigation strategies that we’ve relied on to date, which can be reviewed in the plan linked above. Above all, the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home if you are sick. By working together and taking care of each other, we can all do our part to keep our students learning in-person in a safe and healthy environment.