A staff member at Sage Park Middle School in Windsor has tested postive for COVID-19, according to Schools Superintendent Craig Cooke.
Cooke informed Sage Park families in a letter Wednesday that all students and staff who were deemed to have been in “close contact” received a personalized correspondence from the school and/or Windsor Health Department.
“In an abundance of caution, and in accordance with our Windsor Schools Forward Reopening Plan and the Windsor Health Department, we will close the impacted class effective immediately for a 14-day quarantine window,” Cooke said in the letter. “As you are reading this notification, we have implemented WPS safety protocols in partnership with the Windsor Health Department. The affected class will participate in our distance learning model during the closure window.”
Cooke said the following steps were being taken to address the exposure:
All students and staff who had close contact with the positive individual were told to quarantine for 14 days. Again, close contact is defined as being within 6 feet from an individual for more than 15 minutes.
Families of students as well as faculty and staff in the affected classroom were instructed to monitor COVID-19 symptoms.
Families of students as well as faculty and staff in the affected classroom were instructed to consult with their child’s pediatrician or primary care physician to determine if they should be tested or just monitored for symptoms.
Families of students as well as faculty and staff in the affected classroom were advised to expect a phone call from the Town of Windsor Health Department staff in the coming days for assistance in contact tracing efforts and to answer questions about quarantining and monitoring.
We have completed a deep clean of the entire school today and will again clean the affected classroom prior to re-entrance. Staff and students were on distance learning today. This contact occurred on Tuesday.
Cooke closed his letter to families encouraging all parents to temperature scan and monitor students closely for any sign of potential illness.
“Students and staff should remain home if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, new or persistent cough, headache, loss of taste or smell, fatigue and/or stomach issues,” he said.
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