County Quarantines Elementary School Cohort, 16 San Juan High Schoolers

Posted April 3, 2021 at 10:51 pm by

From San Juan Island School District

San Juan Island School Dis­trict would like to thank San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices for their quick response and atten­tion to details about man­ag­ing COVID-19 expo­sure in the pub­lic schools. 

Upon learn­ing that there were three poten­tial cas­es of COVID-19 that had been diag­nosed in the past week, the dis­trict and the health depart­ment worked togeth­er to quick­ly and effi­cient­ly quar­an­tine one small cohort at the ele­men­tary school and 16 high school stu­dents as poten­tial close contacts.

The facts around the cas­es deter­mined that the orig­i­nal expo­sure did not come from inside the school envi­ron­ment and that dis­trict prac­tices and pro­to­cols were sig­nif­i­cant in keep­ing these cas­es insu­lat­ed from oth­er stu­dents and staff. 

Though iden­ti­fied close con­tacts are cur­rent­ly in quar­an­tine, in-per­son school has continued. 

San Juan Island School Dis­trict would also like to take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to thank the greater com­mu­ni­ty for main­tain­ing safe and healthy prac­tices, and in effect pri­or­i­tiz­ing school­child­ren and their edu­ca­tion by reduc­ing trav­el, get­ting vac­ci­na­tions, and main­tain­ing small groups for social­iz­ing.  As a com­mu­ni­ty, we are at a cru­cial time where we must remain vig­i­lant as we all work to end this pandemic. 

Please remem­ber, if you MUST trav­el, please fol­low the San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices guide­lines and updates found on their web­site.

Once again, your pub­lic schools thank you for work­ing togeth­er to keep us all safe and healthy.

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