Dear Conneaut Staff, Students and School Community,
Following Covid-19 protocols, the Conneaut Area City Schools is notifying you that we have our first confirmed case of COVID-19 for a seventh grade student at Conneaut Middle School. Cleaning and disinfecting of the exposed location(s) will be completed on Monday.
Conneaut Middle School will continue with our normal hybrid operation at this time. We are working closely with Conneaut Health Department, and anyone identified as a close contact with the student who was diagnosed with Covid-19 was notified by the health department over the weekend as a part of COVID-19 investigation.
Covid-19 is a contagious respiratory disease that is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person from people who are in close contact. Generally, close contact is defined as being within six feet for 15 minutes or more. Symptoms of Covid-19 typically appear 2-14 days after exposure and may include fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea. For more information visit: www.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Conneaut Area City Schools is committed to the safety and health of our students, staff and community. If you have concerns, the Conneaut Health Department can be reached between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm weekdays at (440) 593-3087, or call the Conneaut Area City Schools at (440) 593-7201. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe and keep everyone Spartan Strong!
Lori A. Riley
How You Can Help Now That the County is in RED and COVID is in the District:
Be proactive about reducing the number of interactions that students and staff have with one another by practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart) to limit the spread of COVID-19. In addition to physical distancing, these important tools help to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Stay home when you are sick and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; cover cough and sneezes; don’t leave your home when you are sick, clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces often and monitor your health daily.
- Wear a mask or face covering while in public places or if people who don't live with you must visit your home.
- Avoid unnecessary gatherings with people who don't live in your home.
- Avoid sharing food, drinks, or utensils.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue and wash your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands, to cover coughs and sneezes. If you are experiencing cough or congestion, consider staying home and seeking medical care.
- Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cleaning of frequently touched surfaces with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. A simple bleach solution may also be utilized.