Why are parents receiving notifications about students and staff who are COVID-19 positive?

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Governor DeWine has issued suggested guidelines (8/27/20 news release & 9/1/20 Tweet) about COVID-19 reporting in schools. We expect the guidelines to be issued soon as an order, including more details about what needs to be in the information to parents and community. At this time, we know that the main goal of the order is to ensure the following:

  • Parents are notified in writing if their children have been in contact with another student or staff member who is COVID-19 positive.
  • Parents are notified in writing if a student or staff member in their child’s building is COVID-19 positive.
  • The public is aware of cases in their local district.