COVID-19 Positive Update - September 16, 2020
Dear East Greenwich Staff and Families,
Last evening you were informed that an individual at the Samuel Mickle School has tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The district continues to coordinate closely with public health officials and follow CDC, state, and local health department guidance in order to assure the health and safety of our community.
If you or your student were a suspected close contact of the positive individual, you would have been contacted directly by telephone. This will allow our nurse to thoroughly gather information, determine whether you or your student were actually a close contact, and provide information for next steps.
We understand the level of concern regarding COVID-19. We encourage parents and students to continue following the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention promoted safeguards, such as:
● Staying home when you are sick;
● Washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds;
● Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues;
● Limiting close contact with people who are sick and not sharing food, drinks and utensils;
● Practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart);
● Wearing a face covering while in school; and
● Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms.
As always, we appreciate our community’s support and cooperation. You can assist us by remaining vigilant but sensible in your approach to dealing with this health concern. Should you have any questions about this situation, please feel free to contact Jessica
Loggia (interim principal), Michele Brown (school nurse) or me. Below are some resources that might be helpful.
a. NJDOH COVID-19 information for Communities and the General Public
b. Get the facts about Coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
c. Symptoms of COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.htlm
d. Testing: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/index.html
e. How to Protect Yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/revent-getting-sick/prevention.html
f. What to Do if You Are Sick: https//www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
Community Update - September 7, 2020
Dear East Greenwich Township School District Staff and Families, I hope you are enjoying the last unofficial day of summer 2020. This summer has been devoted to reinventing
how we educate our students, and we are so excited about the possibilities that begin tomorrow! We recognize this is a new back to school experience for our students and staff, and we have responded by prioritizing our focus areas. Click here to read the full Community Update »
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