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09/16/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2021 13:29

Superintendent Message: Covid-19 Update 9.16.21

September 16, 2021

Dear Woodridge families,

We have received notification that (1) kindergarten WES student and (1) certified WHS staff member tested positive for COVID-19. This student and staff member will be unable to return to in person classes and/or extracurricular activities until cleared by their health care providers and/or Summit County Public Health. While we must protect the privacy of the student and staff member involved, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you so you can make well-informed decisions for your family. Upon receipt of this information, these positive cases were immediately investigated following the district's protocol for investigating COVID-19 cases. If your child is considered a close contact, you will receive additional information from Summit County Public Health regarding quarantine.

We take the safety and health of our students, staff and their families very seriously. We are in close communication with our county health officials to ensure that we are making decisions that are in the best interest of our district community.

The Woodridge Local School District will continue to follow all COVID-related safety procedures including notification and guidance when a positive COVID-19 case has been reported. For more information please visit woodridge.k12.oh.us/health. The district dashboard can be accessed at woodridge.k12.oh.us/dashboard.

COVID-19 is transmitted through person-to-person contact and through the exchange of respiratory droplets. As more cases are being confirmed across the state, including in our community, it is important to be sensible, but to also be vigilant. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you or any member of your family exhibit these symptoms, please contact your medical provider for advice immediately. Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Our priority is the safety of our students, staff and community members. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, especially as we face this unprecedented situation together.

Sincerely,

Walter C. Davis, Superintendent