COVID-19 COMMUNITY SPREAD:
Recently there has been an increase in the number of individuals diagnosed with Covid-19 disease in our surrounding area. The virus that causes the disease is highly contagious and can cause severe illness and death in certain vulnerable populations. Children, while they do contract the disease, rarely develop serious symptoms. Most children with Covid-19 are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. However, they can spread the disease to others, including older adults or those with underlying health conditions.
QHR-Wea School has adhered to local health department guidelines in hopes of minimizing the spread of the virus and keeping our school open for in-person learning. We encourage parents to follow safety precautions outside of school by avoiding mingling in large crowds and using masks and social distancing when family members must be with others who do not reside with the family.
ISOLATION VS QUARANTINE:
Isolation separates people who are infected with the virus away from people who are not infected. Individuals with confirmed or presumed COVID-19 should isolate within their household and use a separate bedroom/bathroom, if possible. Sleeping areas should not be shared. Individuals should not spend time in common household areas (living room, kitchen); if face-to-face interactions must take place, all household members should mask. Disinfect frequently touched surfaces in the household often.
Quarantine keeps someone who might have been exposed to the virus away from others. Individuals in quarantine should stay home. If an individual must be in public to seek medical assistance, practice masking, and physical distancing as much as possible.
Recently new guidelines from the CDC were adopted by Miami County. See new Shortened Quarantine Guidelines below