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Jan. 21 COVID-19 Update

January 28, 2022

COVID-19 Numbers
The following are the positive cases in the district this week:

  • South High – 39 students
  • Oliver W. Winch Middle – 36 students
  • Moreau – 14 students
  • Harrison – 13 students
  • Ballard – 11 students
  • Tanglewood – 11 students
  • Staff –  18 across the district

These numbers reflect the number of cases reported to us. Not all of these cases result in reviewing close contacts at the school level.

Return To School Symptomatic Student
As you may have seen this week, new guidance has been released for returning to school for students who are symptomatic for COVID. The changes are as follows:

  • Regardless of vaccination status, if a student has COVID-19 symptoms they must have a lab negative NAAT, lab antigen test, or two negative Over-the-Counter (i.e., at-home or take-home) antigen tests taken 36 hours apart, in order to return to school.
  • If parents/guardians are presenting the district with two negative Over-the-Counter antigen tests, they must also present the following attestation signed by a parent or guardian.
  • In addition to a negative test result(s), students must be well enough to:
    • Participate in school
    • Not have a runny nose or cough severe enough to make mask-wearing difficult or unhygienic.
    • Be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • Meet other school or district requirements to return to school after a non-COVID illness.
  • Please follow the guidance above for a positive test.

Be sure to see our COVID-19 Guidance website for more information.

Home Test Kits
Kits are still available in every school and in the district office during the following times:

  • Ballard Office: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Harrison Office: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Moreau Office: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Tanglewood Office: 9:30 a.m. –  2:15 p.m.
  • MS Attendance Office: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • HS Attendance Office: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • District Office (Attached to the high school): 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Free COVID-19 tests can also be ordered through a new government website. Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in seven to 12 days.

Changes to TTS
Given the number of current cases, we are prioritizing the areas of a student’s day where they may be at the most risk and are considered in close contact. Families can agree to have students tested as an alternative to having to quarantine during school hours. Once identified, an unvaccinated student that is a close contact will be notified and with parent permission, will be tested in school. A negative test will keep students in school. The student will be given an at home test and parents will test the students two more times 36 hours apart. Parents will fill this form out and record the date of the last test and the result.

Weekend Spread/hotline
As a reminder, you can report positive cases at sgfcovid@sgfcsd.org

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