Clear Lake: Presumptive COVID Cases

Dear Clear Lake Families,

 

I want to inform you of three presumptive positive staff cases and one presumptive positive student case at Clear Lake Elementary. We have transitioned one classroom to remote learning and quarantined several students that have had close contact with a presumed positive case. We are in regular communication with the Oakland County Health Department and continue to monitor all cases.

Those students and families that were directly affected were given more specific communication immediately, but it is important to be vigilant and watchful of your children for symptoms. COVID- 19 is a contagious viral illness that spreads in the air through coughing, sneezing, and talking. Recent information suggests COVID-19 is spread by people who are not showing symptoms. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. Symptoms include fever, 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, and diarrhea.

The district will officially communicate once the confirmation of the positive cases has been received and confirmed by the OCHD. It has been our policy to communicate only confirmed cases, but significant delays at OCHD have prompted us to inform you of these presumptive cases at this time.

Please watch your child for any symptoms of COVID-19.If your child does develop symptoms, we urge you to get your child tested for COVID-19. Testing locations can be found using the COVID-19 Test Finder at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is symptomatic and you do not wish to have them tested, keep him or her at home until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours and it has been more than ten days since the initial onset of symptoms.

As we partner with you and our greater community to meet known and unknown challenges, we are committed to keeping the channels of communication open and doing all we reasonably can to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our school and community. We plan to communicate regularly with families as openly as we are able to, while protecting the privacy of others. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any medical or health issues, please visit the Oakland County Health Division website at https://www.oakgov.com/health or reach out to one of our school nurses: Jennifer Septer, BSN, RN at septerj@oakgov.com or Brandee Powrie, BSN, RN at powrieb@oakgov.com.

For additional information regarding COVID-19, please visit the OCHD website at https://www.oakgov.com/health. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jill Lemond at (248) 969-5166.

Sincerely,

 

Brad Bigelow, Principal