CURRENT NUMBERS - May 6, 2021
Current # of Students Active/ISOLATED: 2
Current # of Students Active/Quarantine: 1
Current # of Staff Active/ISOLATED: 0
Current # of Staff Active/Quarantine: 0
**Notes: Students that are isolated were already in quarantine due to an outside exposure, therefore no contact tracing was necessary.
Isolation means keeping sick people away from healthy ones. The sick person rests in their own bedroom, or area in a home, and keeps away from others as best as possible. The Isolation totals presented here equate to those individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19.
Quarantine means separating people who were exposed to a sick person away from others. Because someone can spread COVID-19 before they have symptoms, quarantine stops them from accidentally spreading the virus to other healthy people. Usually, people who are in quarantine stay at home and avoid being around others. The quarantine totals presented here equate to those individuals that have been identified as a close contact with an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19. These numbers represent students/staff currently quarantined due to either being a close contact to a Covid positive person at school OR a close contact to someone outside of the school setting.
Link to definitions and isolation, quarantine, and return to school protocols.
DAILY HEALTH SCREENING CHECKLIST
Please continue to do symptom checks/health screenings at home each morning before you leave the house.
- Link for Daily Health Screening Checklist. Please follow guidelines on the checklist to determine if your child is able to attend school or if he/she needs to isolate and/or have a COVID-19 test administered.
COVID-19 is an illness caused by a new coronavirus. It spreads from person to person through droplets created when we cough, sneeze, talk, sing or laugh. Some people who test positive for COVID-19 have no symptoms at all. Most people—especially young people—who get COVID19 have mild illness, similar to having a cold or the flu. However, in others, it can cause severe illness, such as pneumonia.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Fever (temperature 100.4°F or higher)
- Trouble breathing
- Muscle/body aches
- Loss of sense of taste or smell
- Runny nose or nasal congestion
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
Prevent Further Spread
The following guidelines will help to prevent further spread of illness at school:
- Notify the school if your child is diagnosed with COVID-19.
- Notify the school if your child had contact with someone who you know was diagnosed with COVID-19.
- Monitor for symptoms of illness daily; keep students home from school if they are sick.
- Encourage good habits: frequent handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, using face coverings in public, and limiting contact with people outside of your household.
Resources for information on COVID-19:
- CDC website: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services, You Stop the Spread: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/protect.htm
We understand this is a very challenging time for everyone and we appreciate your cooperation in helping us prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and the Waukesha community. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.