Health and Wellness

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CONTACT TRACING PROCESS AND QUARANTINE:   When the Southern Door School District is notified of a student or staff member who has tested positive with COVID-19, district staff begin the process of contact tracing to determine who may need to be designated as a ‘close contact’ of the positive individual. Note: Southern Door School District staff are only able to do contact tracing for the cases that are affiliated with Southern Door schools, and are not able to conduct follow-up/contact tracing for cases that are affiliated with entities outside of school (i.e., stores, restaurants, homes, other places of employment).

As Southern Door staff conduct the contact tracing for students or staff members, anyone who is identified as a “close contact” will be called directly by the school staff. Those that are identified as close contact individuals will be provided with information on what they need to do with respect to quarantining and monitoring for symptoms. As a general rule, anyone that has been identified as positive COVID-19 is not allowed to return to school until:

* 10 days after symptoms appear; AND
* No other symptoms associated with COVID-19 have developed; AND 
* Door County Public Health notified the District that an individual is clear to return to school. 

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Procedures and Protocols to Reduce Health & Safety Risks

  • Families of students and staff will be required to do symptom checking prior to coming to school each day.
  • As of August 1, 2020, an order requiring the wearing of face coverings/masks is in effect through the State of Wisconsin's Governor's order.
  • Traffic flow of students in hallways, on playground, and in library and cafeteria areas are modified.
  • Entrance and exits for students will be modified to reduce numbers in groups. 
  • The district will continue to emphasize frequent hand-washing with students and staff, upon entering and leaving the facility, using bathrooms, and before/after large group settings, like recess, lunch, etc.  
  • Students and staff will be encouraged to use physical distancing (6ft.), wherever possible.
  • Additional personal protective equipment (i.e. plexiglass/acrylic barriers, clear window masks, etc.) will be provided for instructional situations where students and staff will be in close contact, such as Early Childhood, Speech/Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, etc.
Collaborations for Consistent Communication for Families and Staff
  • The district continues to work with Door County Medical Center, Door County Health and Human Services Department, and the school nursing team to establish appropriate protocols and procedures for COVID-19, including:
    • Regular communication about checking for symptoms at home before coming to school will go out to parents and staff.
    • A protocol to follow if a student, staff member, or guest shows any symptoms of COVID-19 will be developed and communicated to all.
    • The district will develop a protocol for a child who is identified as having an on-site health concern under the guidance of the school nurse (assessment, triage, designated isolation room in each building).
    • Parents will be given information about who to contact if someone in their family is diagnosed with COVID-19, and the role of Door County Public Health working with their medical provider to assist with contact tracing, etc. 
    • The decision to close school, based on COVID-19 spread, will be collaboratively determined by Door County Health and Human Services Department and  the district. 

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