January 25, 2021
Good afternoon Red Land families,
Two members of the Red Land High School community have tested positive and two are presumed positive for COVID-19. Both individuals who tested positive were last in school on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The individuals who are presumed positive were last in school on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Parents of students identified as close contacts have been notified by phone. Close contacts may also be contacted by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH).
For your reference, the District has established a COVID-19 Tracker to share data on active cases, quarantine numbers, and total cases impacting our District. The tracker may be viewed at: https://www.wssd.k12.pa.us/COVID19Tracker.aspx
What happens now:
- Unless in quarantine or isolation, students and staff should continue to report to school on their assigned days.
- Classrooms and affected areas will undergo any additional required sanitation and cleaning in accordance with CDC, PDE, and PA DOH guidance.
- The individuals who tested positive, are presumed positive, and close contacts will work remotely. The District website provides additional information and guidance for families with a child in quarantine: https://www.wssd.k12.pa.us/QuarantineFAQ.aspx
What you can do:
- The CDC recommends you closely monitor your child for possible symptoms for the next 2 to 14 days. The CDC’s website provides a complete listing of COVID-19 symptoms and a self-checker.
- If anyone in your household begins to exhibit symptoms, seek medical attention from a health-care provider and notify the school.
- Practice safety measures in and out of school, and continue to be mindful of time spent interacting with others and at what distance. The CDC’s website provides recommendations for protecting yourself and others from the virus.
Please don’t hesitate to call the school if you have questions or concerns regarding this information.
Melissa Herbert, Principal
Red Land High School