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From The Doddridge County Health Department

Attn: 5th Grade Parents

   Here is the situation. In the beginning we had ONE 5th grader positive for Coronavirus. We got the line listing from the school and spent the next several hours and days trying to contact all the parents of the children who were direct contacts of that student. It was a Friday Night and we had a difficult time reaching people.

   When we came back in Saturday we had a SECOND 5th grader positive for Coronavirus. This second positive was a direct contact of the second half of the list who had been listed as no contact the day before. Now these kids were direct contacts also. So the other half of the list needed to be contacted. We worked late Saturday night still trying to reach these parents. Some numbers were not good working numbers. A lot were no answer and we had to leave messages.

 Since we had not been able to reach all of the parents by Sunday evening we asked Adam to put out a group message that if they had not spoken with us to please call us. We had tried for days to reach them.

   The entire 5th grade now needs to QUARANTINED. By being quarantined the goal is to keep someone who might have been directly exposed to COVID-19 away from others. The quarantine helps prevent the spread of disease that can occur even before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.

 People in quarantine should:

1. STAY HOME

2. SEPARATE THEMSELVES FROM OTHERS

3. MONITOR THEIR HEALTH

4. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS OF LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT

   Your 5th grader needs to stay quarantined for 14 days which extends through October 9th.

    If you feel healthy or even if you test negative for COVID-19 during your quarantine period you still need to stay home (quarantine) since you symptoms may appear on day 2 – 14 of your exposure. You could contract the virus anytime during that contagious period.

   They can come out of quarantine on October 10th and return to school on October 12, 2020. 

   During this time you should monitor your child’s temperature daily:  assessing for signs of fever of 100.4, cough, shortness of breath, body aches or other symptoms of COVID 19. The Health Department will be contacting you also to monitor your child’s condition daily .

    Your child should stay away from others especially people who are at a higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.  

    If you or a family member want to be tested for COVID-19 call the Health Department to make an appointment. 304-873-1531