Creswell SD Community Notification: COVID-19

A message from CRESWELL SCHOOL DISTRICT 40

Dear CSD Staff and Families,

This afternoon, we were notified that a person in Creswell High School on the varsity football team has been diagnosed with COVID-19. As members of the school community, we understand that this might raise concerns alongside a caring response. We are working closely with Lane County Health Department to respond to this news and protect the health of our community.

Each situation calls for different protocols. In this case, we will follow the following steps:

· I am communicating closely with LCPH.

· Nurse Melissa has been notified and is in communication with LCPH.

· The opposing team involved in the football contest on 4/9, has been notified.

· A letter has been posted on our website.

· Any additional students/families that need to be notified will be contacted by LCPH.

The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is through staying home when ill, wearing face coverings, physical distancing, and practicing good health hygiene habits. Be sure to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, cover your coughs and sneezes, and avoid contact with people who have signs of illness. Get plenty of rest, exercise, and eat a healthy diet. Protect the community by following the Governor’s safety requirements. Wearing cloth face coverings reduces the spread of virus. Social distancing at least 6’ is recommended by OHA.

We will keep you updated with any new information as it comes out, while meeting the requirements to honor everyone’s right to privacy.

More information can be found on the Oregon Department of Education’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners pagethe Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 page and Creswell School District’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners page. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Melissa at mcole@creswell.k12.or.us

Sincerely,

Mike Johnson, Superintendent