Frontier School Corporation was contacted at 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 9, 2020 about a student testing positive for COVID-19. The student was tested on Saturday, August 8, 2020 after a relative tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, August 7, 2020. The student’s test results on Saturday, August 8, 2020 were positive for COVID-19. The student was without symptoms on Thursday, August 6, 2020 and Friday, August 7, 2020 and was only tested out of caution. The student was in attendance for in-person learning on Thursday, August 6, 2020 and Friday, August 7, 2020.
Students are seated at lunch in their class co-hort. As a result, no other students from classrooms or grade levels are impacted. Recess occurs as a grade level cohort. However, after the students are released from the lunch room and report to the playground any recess contact is less that fifteen (15) minutes. Recess is conducted by grade cohorts, so no other grade levels are impacted by recess.
The classroom in which the student attended is conducting Remote Learning for Monday, August 10, 2020. The classroom was cleaned on Friday, August 7, 2020. The classroom will be cleaned again at the conclusion of Monday, August 10, 2020. The classroom will be empty for seventy-two (72) hours before it is occupied. All surfaces within the classroom were wiped down on Friday, August 7, 2020 and again on Monday, August 10, 2020.
Contact tracing has to take place with the student and family. Social media is being used by some parents to speculate on the safety of their son or daughter. Please understand questions were asked last evening to determine the students at-risk and those parents were contacted via School Messenger who were in the same classroom. If you were not contacted, your son or daughter is not at-risk.
The student has no siblings that attend Frontier School Corporation. The student does not ride a bus. As a result, this COVID-19 exposure had no impact on the students of Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School.
Frontier School Corporation will work with the White County Health Department to identify protocols for impacted students moving forward. The Center for Disease Control defines a close contact as within six (6) feet for fifteen (15) minutes or longer. Impacted students will receive contact from the Frontier Elementary Administration or Mrs. Amanda Wheeldon, School Nurse. Additionally, contact tracers from the State of Indiana will be reaching out to parents whose son or daughter was determined to have contact with the identified student.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Frontier School Corporation Superintendent’s Office at 219-984-5009, Ext. #3023. Questions or concerns may be emailed to [email protected]