Dear Moore School Families and Staff,
I received notification this afternoon of a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Moore School. I have completed contact tracing following guidelines from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Anyone who was identified as a close contact has been notified.
NH DHHS has requested we provide contact information for anyone who has been identified as having had close contact (within 6 feet for longer than 10 minutes) with the infected person. NH DHHS will also contact these individuals or their parent/guardian and will further instruct them how to self-quarantine at home. Those families and staff will be directed to get tested and keep themselves or their children quarantined until 10 days following their last possible exposure. More information can be found here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/self-quarantine.htm
As always, if you or your child are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as congestion – stuffy or runny nose, headache, fatigue, sore throat, cough, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, muscle aches, fever or chills, shortness of breath or change in taste or smell, please stay home and away from others and get a COVID-19 PCR test. People with Covid -19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
The safety of our children and staff is our top priority. To ensure your health and safety, we have been following CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting for our high-traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces.
Because COVID-19 is most commonly spread through respiratory droplets, we should all continue to take the following precautions to prevent the spread of the disease:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
- Avoid close contact with others. When outside your home, keep a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and others. This is known as social distancing.
- Wear a cloth face covering that covers your mouth and nose to protect others when in public areas.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you have a fever or are not feeling well.
Children may worry about themselves, their family and friends getting sick with COVID-19. Tips for talking to children about COVID-19 can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html
If you have any questions, please contact me at 603-483-2251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.