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Families and staff must notify the school if they have been exposed or diagnosed with COVID-19 and must follow care/quarantine recommendations given by the Clinton County Health Department:

  • Individuals (staff/students) must stay home.
  • Work will be accessible.
  • Return to school will be dictated by ODH and Clinton County Health Department requirements.

Communications when a student/staff member has been diagnosed
with COVID-19:

  • Communication will come from the Health Department, not the school district.
  • The school district will cooperate with the Health Department’s work in social tracing.

County Health Department:

  • The school district will utilize communication from the Clinton County Health Department explaining/defining “exposure” to COVID-19 that would necessitate quarantine.

Returning to School After Confirmed COVID-19 Illness:

  • If a student/staff member is diagnosed as having COVID-19, they must meet the following criteria to return to school:
    • 3 days with no fever (without using fever reducing medication) AND
    • All symptoms improved AND
    • 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared AND
    • All recommended quarantine requirements have expired.
  • Before returning to school, the student/staff member must provide communication and/or documentation to the school regarding their plan to return and must validate that all criteria for returning to school have been accomplished.

If a positive COVID-19 case occurs and the individual has been in school within 48 hours:

  • Contact tracing is needed. Anyone that was within 3 feet of the individual for 15 minutes or more from 2 days prior to symptom onset will need current quarantine protocols applied.
  • Please report the name, address, and phone number of the positive case and the contacts of the positive case to CCHD Communicable Disease Nurse at (937) 382-7221. The Communicable Disease Nurse or another disease investigator will be in touch with the positive case and contact tracers will be in touch with the contacts of the positive case.