It is with relief that we share with you the following great news: the parent who tested positive has fully recovered! The rest of the family will remain in a 14-day quarantine as planned.
News about COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve rapidly. Thank you for your support and encouragement as we monitor the situation and continue to monitor and evaluate our response to these ever-changing circumstances.
Currently, there are no new cases of COVID-19 among MCH students, their families, or our staff. We encourage everyone to continue to practice good hygiene and sanitation measures.
We are recommending that all members of our community continue to follow guidance for anyone who may have had contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This guidance can be found in the Washington Dept. of Health PDF on potential exposure, which is included as a link below:
▪ You should monitor your health for fever, cough, and shortness of breath during the 14 days after the last day you were in close contact with the sick person with COVID-19. Our school closure covers the 14 days since the family who was exposed has been on campus.
▪ If you get sick with fever, cough, or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are very mild), you should stay at home and away from other people. If you have any of the following conditions that may increase your risk for a serious infection —age 60 years or over, are pregnant, or have medical conditions—contact your physician’s office and tell them that you were potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19. They may want to monitor your health more closely or test you for COVID-19.
▪ Source: COVIDexposed.pfd
Thank you for your patience and grace as we all work through this challenge together. Please keep me notified if anyone in your family begins to show symptoms, is being tested, or has tested positive for COVID-19. We assure you that your privacy will be protected, and your disclosure will help us make sure we keep our community safe and informed.