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COVID-19 District Quarantine Letter to Parents 5-21-2021
Posted 5/21/21

Date:  May 21, 2021

 

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

This week, there have been multiple people who have tested positive for COVID-19.  The school district will be closing both schools for a 10-day quarantine.    Both school will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before your child returns on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. 

 

Please read the information provided below.  If your child has symptoms, please seek diagnosis and treatment from your health care provider.  For questions, contact Public Health at 841-2134. 

 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE/CONDITION: 

COVID-19:  Is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2).  People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

What are the Symptoms?  People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

When do symptoms start? Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

How is it spread? It is spread through close contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19

 

Need to keep child home?  YES

 

Return to School/childcare?  We have been asked by the Siskiyou County Public Health Department to contact you and ask you to quarantine your child for 10 days.  If at the end of the 10 day quarantine the child hasn’t developed symptoms, they may return to school. The end of quarantine will be on

May 31, 2021.  Your child may return to school on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.  If you would like to have your child tested for COVID 19, they can be tested 6 to 8 days after exposure.

 

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, they will be placed on isolation from the beginning of their symptoms or the date of their positive test, if no symptoms are present.  Isolation is 10 days from the beginning of symptoms or positive test and 24 hours fever free without any fever reducing medications and resolution of symptoms.  Once this time has been met, your child can go back to school.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Heidi Gerig

Superintendent/Principal

Butte Valley Unified School District