SPSD Health Notice: 9-7-20

SPSD Health Notice: 9-7-20
Posted on 09/07/2020
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South Park Families:

The district was notified today that a third-party contracted employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was at the middle school and high school last week prior to the start of the school year. The South Park School District has enacted the procedures for responding to a confirmed case from our Health and Safety Plan and followed the guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. We are working closely with the Allegheny County Health Department and will continue to adhere to all guidance and recommendations provided to us by public health officials.

The Allegheny County Health Department has investigated and concluded that no individuals are considered to be close contacts.

Affected areas of the buildings will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected as per Pennsylvania Department of Health and CDC guidelines.

The individual will not return to the district until the isolation period has concluded.

The CDC reports individuals with COVID-19 may have mild to severe illness, and symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may include:

Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting

Individuals who exhibit any of these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

The health and wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff and community are our primary concern. We will continue to monitor the situation and notify families and staff of any additional actions that may need to be taken.

This communication is being shared with all district families and staff as part of the procedures outlined in the district’s Health and Safety Plan approved by the Board of Directors on Tuesday, July 28. We will not release any additional information due to confidentiality and privacy laws.

If you have questions about COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider, click here to visit the CDC website or call 211.

REMINDER: The first day of school for Hybrid Group A and Cyber Academy students will be Tuesday, September 8. The first day of school for Hybrid Group B students will be Wednesday, September 9.
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