The update states two students at the high school reported testing positive for COVID-19. The school was notified of these cases Tuesday evening, 10/26 and reports the students were last present in the school on Wednesday, 9/30. The statement says it was determined the students with confirmed cases were NOT in close contact with any members of the school.
LCSD Superintendent Amy Crouse responded to the Loveland Beacon question if this has raised concern about positive COVID-19 cases in Loveland High School. The school was previously notified of a confirmed case of a LHS student on Monday, October 5. That would bring to three (3) the total number of cases reported among high school students over a period of two days.
“No. The cases were not contracted at the school and there were no close contacts,” said Crouse. “It is critical that people follow public health guidelines and self isolate or quarantine when they test positive, are awaiting results, or are a close contact in the community. We rely on families to report cases to us as soon as feasible and will maintain confidentiality in our required reporting to the district.”
Crouse’s comments echo the message from the school district of the importance for ALL staff and students to follow the protocols outlined by Hamilton County Health to protect against exposure to and spreading of COVID-19.
Once again, here is full text of the COVID-19 Update from Loveland City Schools today:
COVID-19 Positive Cases
Loveland Tiger Family,
On Tuesday evening, 10/6/20, the district was notified that two students at Loveland High School tested positive for COVID-19. These students were last present at school on Wednesday, 9/30/20. No members of the school were determined to be in close-contact with these confirmed cases.
In light of these confirmed cases, the Loveland City School District wishes to reiterate the following important information:
– The district strives to protect the health of its students, families, and employees. To do that, accurate and timely reporting is necessary to contain the spread of the virus and its adverse impacts on the health of our community. It is a collaborative effort by everyone involved. By working together, students, parents, employees, and our public health department can make a difference and save the lives of our friends and families.
– All staff and students should follow the protocols outlined by Hamilton County Public Health, including daily health checks for symptoms of COVID-19.
– Should you or your student develop any of these symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider for guidance.
- Fever and chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Guidelines followed here do conform to those established by Hamilton County Public Health or CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/.