30 – COVID-19 Update – September 8 – Notification of Positive COVID-19 Case

Oconto County Public Health & School District Nurse Committee
Districtwide Notification of a Positive COVID-19 Case
School Year: 2020-21

This letter is to notify you that a student or staff member within our school district has tested positive for COVID-19. The health of our students, staff, and community is our top priority. We are actively working with Oconto County Public Health to quickly identify, notify, and quarantine students and staff who may have come into close contact with the person that tested positive. We are also taking extensive disinfection measures throughout the school building(s) to control the spread of illness.

What to Expect
If your student had close contact with an active case of COVID-19 in our school district, you will receive communication via phone call and letter providing information on the next steps. Oconto County Public Health Department will be reaching out to you with further questions and guidance.

If your student is not identified as having close contact with an active case of COVID-19 in our school district, no further communication is indicated at this time. However, please continue to do your part in mitigating the spread of this virus by continued practice of social distancing, good hand hygiene and healthy practices within our community.

If through further assessment and interviewing of this case, Public Health would request any information from you, please assist them as they work to investigate and control COVID-19 in our school district.

Prevent Further Spread

 Notify the school if your student tests positive for COVID-19
 Notify the school if your student had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
 Keep students home from school if they are sick
 Encourage good habits: wash hands frequently, keep 6 feet apart from others, wear a mask or facial
covering in public, monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, stay home as much as possible/avoid crowds

Symptoms of COVID-19

● Fever (temperature 100.4 F or higher)
● Cough
● Trouble breathing
● Chills
● Muscle/body aches
● Loss of sense of taste or smell
● Runny nose or nasal congestion
● Fatigue
● Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

Please monitor your student for symptoms and follow the guidance of Public Health, and help us keep our
students and school community healthy.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact your School Health Department: 920-848-4467 (ext-6)