Public Notification of Positive Test Result - September 23, 2020
On 9/23/20 at 10:40 AM we received notification that an individual associated with Perry Elementary School has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Anyone who meets the definition of having been exposed to the virus will be contacted by the Perry School District and/or the Lake County General Health District for contact tracing purposes, and may be ordered to quarantine as a result. For the health and well-being of our district and community, we ask that you cooperate with health officials in the contact tracing process. The definition of exposure includes the following:
- Within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more
- You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19
- You had direct physical contact with the person (kissed or hugged them)
- You shared items such as eating/drinking utensils
- They sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you
If you were in a class or activity with this individual, you have already received a separate notification regarding potential exposure.
We continue to follow a rigorous cleaning and disinfecting process for all our buildings and grounds, including increased sanitization in areas where there may have been exposure. We have begun the cleaning and disinfecting process of exposed areas of our buildings. The safety of our students and staff is our first priority.
We will continue to follow the guidance of our local health officials and communicate positive coronavirus diagnosis when they happen with as much information as permitted. For the safety of our community, if your child or anyone residing in the household tests positive for COVID-19, please contact our District Nurse, Susan McKoon at 440-259-9600 EXT.
9671, as soon as possible.
To date, the best preventive steps we can take as a community to prevent Covid-19 are:
- Wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Stay home while you are sick.
- Get plenty of rest and drink plenty of water.
- Wear a face covering to cover your nose and mouth.
- Physical distance 6 feet or more from others.
Please contact your building principal if you have any further questions or concerns.
Dr. Jack Thompson