Brickie Forward COVID Update
2/17/22 COVID Information From The School City of Hobart
Dear Brickie Families,
The Indiana Department of Health (IDH) conducted a meeting with K-12 schools today on transitioning from a pandemic phase to an endemic phase with COVID. The School City of Hobart (SCOH), as it has done in the past with this health crisis, will follow the protocol by the state authorities.
Here is the summary of their meeting and a follow-up of the IDH presentation slides for you to view at the end of this message:
-In SCOH, masks are optional.
-If you have COVID symptoms, please get tested.
-Positive cases must isolate for 5 days and return on days 6-10 with a mask. Please note this in Skyward as you call off your student.
*Please note that anyone may wear a mask not just people returning from having COVID.
-Schools no longer have to contact trace or quarantine students.
-The Federal mandate for masks on buses remains until the Biden Administration lifts the order. Please respect our bus drivers and comply.
This is where the public must help with preventing the spread of COVID.
-If you develop an illness that could be COVID, stay home until you are 24 hours free of fever without fever-reducing medication to eliminate COVID as the illness or get tested. Again, positive cases must isolate for 5 days and return on days 6-10 with a mask. We ask that you report this in Skyward so we know for attendance and makeup work.
-The SCOH will order the at-home tests from the IDH which they will ship starting April 1 and give to you for at-home testing. Otherwise, please use the test sites we provide in this newsletter as needed.
-If anyone in the home has tested positive, tell people you have been around so they can watch for symptoms. Use www.tellyourcontacts.org.
While this does not mean that there will not be more variants or outbreaks as the IDH explained, it is up to all of us to keep each other safe now that we know more about COVID. Please do your part with isolating if positive! Let close contacts know so they can watch for symptoms.
As Superintendent of Schools, I want to thank all of you for working with us! We have stayed open as a school district by working together! Regardless of views, we all had to do things that were extremely difficult due to the protocol given by governmental authorities. We did it! Thank you sincerely!
With warmest regards,
School City of Hobart COVID Data
Please note that MASKS ARE REQUIRED ON BUSES BY FEDERAL LAW!
Here is the latest School City of Hobart (SCOH) COVID Data:
Weekly Covid Data in the School City of Hobart
Date: February 17, 2022
3 positive student cases (0.07%)
26 students quarantined (0.76%)
1 positive staff cases (0.19%)
0 staff quarantined (0%)
Let's continue to #BeExcellentOnPurpose by using our safety measures everywhere!
Vaccine Information from the Indiana Department of Health for Interested Individuals
The Pfizer vaccine is now approved for children ages 5+:
- Youth Pfizer Fact Sheet, ages five to 11 (11/4/21)
- COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet, individuals five and older (11/4/21)
For those 18+ years old, there are Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Moderna vaccines.
• Register for a vaccine at https://ourshot.in.gov.
• Call 211 if you do not have access to a computer/smartphone or if assistance is needed.