Greetings from the School Nurse!
We are seeing an uptick in cases in both the community and our K-8 community. Please see our COVID dashboard for updates. It is updated bi-weekly, sometimes more frequently! Classes will continue to receive notices of additional cases if they are infectious while on campus. For anyone who was a close contact we can also pass out a home test kit from the front office, available daily during business hours. We also have masks including child size surgical and KN95s for anyone who would like available at drop off daily.
Due to the number of cases, Public Health Investigator reviewed our school schedule, number of cases, contact tracing, mitigation strategies and determined there are no additional changes needed at this time. We also discussed the upcoming Talent show and it was their opinion that masks are strongly encouraged for all guests and audience members. All performers have the option to be on stage unmasked.
During this peak of Omicron Variant BA2 that is predicted to last the next 2 weeks, please find up to date information on County transmission here. They post daily updates on case rates, etc.
You can help by reporting positive cases asap to myself (email@example.com) in order for us to send out close contact notices and allow families to make decisions regarding attendance, masking, testing, outside activities, etc. Please monitor symptoms for all students and should they feel unwell, consider testing.
Rapid covid tests are available at Da Vinci Connect K8 and 201 N Douglas Street. Student can come in during school hours, no appt needed. Students, please pre-register for testing here. It is a rapid test and results are available 15 minutes later.
PCR testing is also available at 201 N Douglas Street every Monday and Tuesday, 815-315p in office 1026, you can check in at lobby. Pre-registration is required: https://ihd-patient.preciseq.com/davinci-schools
Emily Green, School Nurse, RN, PhD
For current quarantine, isolation, and other COVID FAQs please see here.