SPSD Health Notice: 12-13-20

SPSD Health Notice: 12-13-20
Posted on 12/13/2020
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Over the weekend, the South Park School District was notified of one additional positive COVID-19 case. A staff member at South Park Elementary Center who was last at work on December 11 has tested positive for COVID-19. 


We remain in regular communication with the Allegheny County Health Department. The district will adhere to all guidance and recommendations provided to us by public health officials. 


At this time, no additional 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 work until the isolation period has concluded.


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.


During the district-wide, temporary transition to remote learning, one health notice for all confirmed cases will be sent at the end of each week.


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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