Topic: Positive Case of COVID-19 in District
October 1, 2020
Dear Fort Cobb Broxton Parents, Staff and Community Members:
Today, Fort Cobb Broxton School has received notification that we have two positive case for COVID-19 in the elementary school and one in the high school. While we must protect the privacy of the persons involved, we believe it is best to keep the lines of communication open so that we all can do our best to protect the well-being of everyone involved.
There is nothing more important to FCB than the safety and health of our students, our staff and their families. After working directly with the Caddo County Health Department contact tracing process, it was determined that because of our COVID classroom procedures, a very limited number of elementary students were effected. The high school student was a virtual student at the time of testing positive therefore no high school students were compromised. You will receive a phone call if your child is found to have been in direct contact with the student. We appreciate the cooperation of students, parents and staff as we continue to journey through this pandemic.
Fort Cobb Broxton will continue to screen our staff and students for any COVID-19 symptoms, sanitize our facility per the CDC guidelines, and require the wearing of masks to reduce the risk of spread. COVID-19 is transmitted through person-to-person contact and through the exchange of respiratory droplets. As more cases are being confirmed across the state, including in our community, we must be vigilant. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you or any member of your family exhibit these symptoms, please contact your medical provider for advice immediately. Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure.
The CDC recommends the following best practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Stay at home when you are sick.
- Practice social distancing, leaving at least six feet between you and other people.
- Wear a cloth mask in public when you cannot social distance.
Our greatest priority is the safety of our students, staff and community members. It is important to remember that children are greatly influenced by the reactions of adults when facing difficult circumstances. I encourage everyone to remain calm and to be empathic and respectful to those affected.
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, especially as we face this challenging situation together. Thank you for your support of Fort Cobb Broxton School District.
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