Gallia County Local School District

09/21/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/21/2020 17:30

Covid Update SWE 9/21/20 7:15PM


Gallia County Local School Families and Staff,

We are providing you notice that several staff members at Southwestern Elementary School have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have been placed in quarantine due to direct contact with someone who has. We have been in contact with our local Health Department and determined that based on the most recent information that we will close Southwestern Elementary to students and they are not to return to school until Monday October 5, 2020. Mr. Carter will provide more specific information on how we will continue to educate students during this time. We believe that there has been minimal contact with our students but are asking all parents and guardians to monitor their child's health daily for any COVID symptoms. We are working with our Health Department contacts for tracing and are following all of their procedural guidance. If it is determined that any individual has been 'exposed', the Health Department will be contacting those people individually and directly to provide health guidance.

We will continue to follow district safety protocols for hygiene, safety, social distancing, and facial covers. Unless you are advised differently, you should report to school as normal.

Yours in education,

Jude Meyers, Superintendent

Gallia County Local Schools

4836 State Route 325•Patriot, Ohio 45658

Phone (740) 446-7917•Fax (740) 446-3187