Important Information

February 2, 2022

Park 6 Parents and Guardians, 

I am writing to inform you of the following COVID protocol change.  The District will only be tracking known positive cases of COVID.  We will no longer be contact tracing close contacts nor tracking quarantines for those individuals. Students diagnosed with a positive case of COVID-19 should contact Annette Bollinger at (307) 250-6769 and will be required to stay home and isolate for the first five days. Students may return to school for the remaining five days, as long as symptoms are resolving, and they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. Students returning from isolation will be strongly encouraged to wear a mask for five days, as per CDC recommendations.  A parent may also choose to keep their student home for the full 10-day duration of the isolation. 

If your student is sick, please keep them home. School nurses will continue to assess students who appear symptomatic to determine if they will be sent home.  Symptomatic individuals will be required to wear a mask or isolate while in the building awaiting pick-up. Students and staff should not return to work or school until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and symptoms are significantly improved. 

If there is a need to quarantine a classroom, grade, or school due to transmission rates or illness, families will be notified as they would with any other communicable disease such as chickenpox, influenza, RSV, etc. 

The district will continue to honor and abide by any quarantine letter issued by county or state health officials. 

In summary, here are the changes made to the PCSD6 COVID protocol:

• No changes for positive COVID-19 cases

• Close contacts will not be traced, or tracked by the schools.

** Students who are currently acting under the previous COVID protocol may transition to this new protocol immediately. Please contact your school nurse with any questions.   

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• Stay home if you are experiencing any cold or COVID-like symptoms.

• Contact your local healthcare provider if you are concerned about symptoms you are experiencing.

• Consider testing for COVID-19 and notifying any close contacts if your test is positive.  The district has a limited supply of free Vault (PCR) tests available upon request. 

• Return to school or work only if your symptoms are improving and you’re fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours.

• Wear a mask if you can’t meet the social distance requirement of six feet or if you have a known exposure to a COVID-positive individual. Please refer to CDC guidelines to determine what type of face covering is appropriate for your personal situation.

• Wash/sanitize your hands frequently.

 

Our goal is to continue in-person instruction and ensure that our sports and activities may continue. 

Thank you, 

Tim Foley

Interim Superintendent