Dear Moore School Families and Staff,
I received notification this morning 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 of the self-observation guidelines via email and the positive person is now isolating. DHHS has determined that the Moore School now has a cluster of related cases. A cluster is defined as 3 or more individuals confirmed with COVID-19 who are part of a related group of individuals who had the potential to transmit infection to each other through close contact.
We are working closely with the New Hampshire (NH) Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to follow the guidance they have provided for this situation and will provide updates should their recommendations change.
As always, if your child is 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 keep them home and contact me or Nurse Megan, email@example.com.
Symptomatic students or staff can be allowed to return to school when one of the following two conditions is met:
- Person receives an FDA-approved COVID-19 test that is negative, AND the person’s symptoms are improving and they are fever-free for at least 24 hours off any fever-reducing medications.
- Person has met CDC criteria for ending home isolation (i.e., if a person is not tested, they are managed assuming they have COVID-19).
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.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 603-483-2251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.