Quarantine Clarification / Nov. 19, 2021
Hello Creekview Families,
With the recent COVID-19 cases here at Creekview, there seems to be some confusion regarding quarantines. I thought I would try and clear up some of the confusion.
The school no longer calls home to ask parents to pick up students to quarantine at home.
We submit our tracking information to the Union County Health Department. Once they receive the information, they will send emails to the parents of students who need to quarantine.
Parents have two options for quarantine, if the exposure happened at school. You can either keep your student home for 10 days, or they can attend school wearing a mask for 14 days.
During this time, you will monitor your student for symptoms each day, if they begin to show symptoms please keep them home and discuss with your healthcare provider if your child should be tested for COVID-19.
If you decide to quarantine your student at home, please contact the school to let us know that this is the option you are choosing. We can provide you with a Chromebook if needed, so that your student can keep up with class work.
Please be advised that if your student arrives at school, after being identified as a contact, without a mask, we will call home to verify if you received your letter from the health department. At that time, if you agree, we can give your child a mask to wear, if not you will be asked to pick up your child and quarantine at home. The mask exemptions do not apply in the “Masked to Stay” option.
Direct contacts for COVID-19 are students who are identified as being directly exposed to COVID-19 by the positive case. COVID-19 is a respiratory virus and does not require physical contact to spread. It is spread through sneezing, coughing, talking, and breathing.
Symptoms of COVID-19:
• Fever or chills.
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
• Muscle or body aches.
• Loss of taste or smell.
• Sore throat.
• Congestion or runny nose.
• Nausea or vomiting.
Symptoms range from mild to severe and may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
If you have any questions, regarding these new quarantine guidelines please contact me, and I will do my best to answer your questions. Please know we cannot give the names of any student that has tested positive, and we cannot change these guidelines set forth by the Ohio Department of Health.
Jamie Ungerer RN