Nov 12, Positive COVID-19 Cases at Clear Lake

November 12, 2020


Dear Parent/ Guardian,

The Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) has confirmed a total of three COVID-19 cases at Clear Lake Elementary. These are not new cases, but official confirmation of results on the presumptive cases we previously reported. The positive cases are staff members. The cases do not appear to be linked and there is no evidence of transmission in school. The positive cases were last present in the building on October 30, November 2, and November 6, respectively.

Parents of students in each of the affected classrooms will receive a limited exposure notice; but, they will have no action items. Any quarantined students have already received a call from administration and should expect to hear from the OCHD in the coming days.

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.

Please watch your child for any symptoms of COVID-19 through November 20. 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.

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 call Principal Bigelow at (248) 969-5206.

 

Sincerely,

Jill Lemond
Director of Strategic Initiatives and District Safety Operations
Oxford Community Schools