9/10/2020 - COVID-19 Update
Published on September 10, 2020
Dear Families and Staff:
This letter is to inform you that 2 staff members at CUSD #2 and 2 students at CUSD #2 have tested positive for COVID-19. We also want to make everyone aware that we do have students and staff throughout the district that are on quarantine at this point due to close contact with a COVID positive individual or individuals. We anticipate many of our quarantined students to return to in-person learning this week. We continue to coordinate our efforts with the Crawford County Health Department to promptly identify and monitor individuals who have had recent contact with a COVID-19 positive individual to prevent further spread within our schools and community. The health and safety of ALL students and staff in our district is our highest priority, and we recognize the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the state and local health departments for best practices and procedures to protect everyone’s health.
|As always, everyone should monitor their health and stay at home if they develop symptoms  . Sick persons should contact their health care provider to determine if testing is needed. Anyone who develops severe symptoms  should seek medical care immediately.|
If your child has had close contact with a known case of COVID-19, keep the child at home and notify your primary healthcare provider, school/daycare, and your local health department. If you receive a call after hours or on the weekends, it will likely not show up on caller id as the health department number. Many of the contact tracers are working from home during these hours.
It will take all of us as a district to help our students attend school in-person and be provided the educational opportunities we all want for them. We are committed to providing your child and our staff with a safe and healthy environment. We ask that you remind your children to wash their hands, use hand sanitizer, and wear a mask when closer than six feet when out in public. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing cooperation with our COVID prevention policies and procedures as we work to help protect your children, your families, and our staff and their families. For any questions or concerns, please contact us at (618) 544-7781.
 1 Symptoms of COVID-19 include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
 2 Severe symptoms of COVID-19 include: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face.