SPSD Health Notice: 11-19-20

SPSD Health Notice: 11-19-20
Posted on 11/19/2020
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The South Park School District was notified of one additional positive COVID-19 case on Thursday, November 19, 2020. A student at South Park Elementary Center has tested positive. The student was last in school on Thursday, November 12 and was exposed to a positive case after that date.

Our school nurses are in contact with the Allegheny County Health Department. The district will adhere to all guidance and recommendations provided to us by public health officials. 

As the exposure occurred after the student was last in school, no close contacts have been identified.

Our facilities staff continues to focus on the thorough cleaning of all district buildings.

The individual will not return to school until the isolation period has concluded.

South Park Elementary Center and South Park Middle School will continue to operate under a hybrid instructional model at this time. South Park High School will continue to operate under a remote instructional model through Wednesday, November 25.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports individuals with COVID-19 may have mild to severe illness, and symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may include:

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

Individuals who exhibit any of these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

The health and wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff and community are our primary concern. We will continue to monitor the situation and notify families and staff of any additional actions that may need to be taken. 

This communication is being shared with all district families and staff as part of the procedures outlined in the district’s Health and Safety Plan approved by the Board of Directors on Tuesday, July 28. We will not release any additional information due to confidentiality and patient privacy laws.

If your child or an immediate family member tests positive for COVID-19 or if your child is told to quarantine, please contact your school nurse as soon as possible. 

If you have questions about COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider, click here to visit the CDC website, or call 211.

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