PICKAWAY – Logan Elm has reported that they will close the school and have students use online learning capabilities until December.
This decision was based on the red level of the county, plus increasing cases within the county has created staffing issues for teachers, bus drivers, and substitutes due to quarantines for possible exposures.
Usually what happens when a student or teacher is confirmed positive contact tracing is conducted and people who were exposed to that individual are asked to quarantine for 14 days, and report of any symptoms arise.
According to a release from the school they will take this time to fully clean the school and ride out any quarantines that are currently occurring. Kids will be off Monday November 16th. and will start online from home classes for the 17th to 20th. Then before Thanksgiving they will remote learn from home on the 23rd and 24th then off for holiday break. They will return to IN person school on December 1st.
How You Can Help:
Be proactive about reducing the number of interactions that students and staff have with one another by practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart) to limit the spread of COVID-19. In addition to physical distancing, these important tools help to prevent the spread of COVID-19:·
Stay home when you are sick.· Wear a mask or face covering while in public places or if people who don’t live with you must visit your home.·
Avoid unnecessary gatherings with people who don’t live in your home.· Avoid sharing food, drinks, or utensils.·
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Sing the Happy Birthday song twice to help know when it has been 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol.·
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue and wash your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands, to cover coughs and sneezes. If you are experiencing cough or congestion, consider staying home and seeking medical care.·
Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cleaning of frequently touched surfaces with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. A simple bleach solution may also be utilized.