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Reporting Student Positive COVID-19 Cases at School

2022-2023 School Year

COVID Response Team Update

With the start of the 2022-2023 school year, CSW’s COVID Response Team is reminding our community about our safety protocols and sharing updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH).
 
Reporting COVID-19 Cases – Students and Staff
 
Students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate themselves at home for 5 days and then may return to school wearing a well-fitting high-quality mask for 5 days. ​You may return as long as you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of any fever-reducing medication and as long as other symptoms are improving at that time. Families should notify ​N​urse Brenna Reed ​by email (breed@blogs.running-contacts.com) ​and COVID Coordinator Chris Eddy​ (ceddy@blogs.running-contacts.com) if their student has tested positive.
 
Reporting COVID-19 Cases – Athletes
 
Athletes who test positive for COVID-19 should email our Athletic Trainer, Craig Aukamp (caukamp@blogs.running-contacts.com)​ in addition to Nurse Reed (breed@blogs.running-contacts.com) and Mr. Eddy (ceddy@blogs.running-contacts.com).
 
Monitoring Cases and Community Spread
 
CSW will be following the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels by County, which is updated weekly and based on multiple factors. CSW will also follow CDC and DPH guidance regarding measures necessary dependent on that level.
 
Reminders and changes for this year:
  • Do not come to school with COVID-19 symptoms.
  • If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 – wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.
  • Face ​masks on campus are optional.
  • The daily COVID-19 screener has been discontinued.
  • The Test to Stay program has been discontinued by DPH.
  • C​ontact tracing ​has been discontinued by DPH.​
  • Weekly Quidel rapid antigen testing on site has been discontinued by DPH.
  • DPH is following CDC guidance that was released to schools on August 11.

Campus Safety Measures

  • New HEPA filters have been installed​ in all the classroom air purifiers.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available. Continue to wash your hands as frequently as possible.
  • Vaccination continues to be an important defense against COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccination Reminder-Protect the Force!

Our students will be returning to the classroom next week. Teens ages 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 5 months after getting their first two doses. Thank you for protecting THE FORCE! Get more information about COVID-19 vaccines for children and teens at de.gov/youthvaccine. For locations, check http://coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccine/where-can-i-get-my-vaccine/.

Updated August 31, 2022

 

 
DPH Infographic on Isolation and Quarantine (3/1/22)
 
 
Here is the new infographic from DPH which outlines how CSW will respond to community members who test positive and their close contacts after Delaware’s State of Emergency was lifted on March 1, 2022.
 
 
Delaware Offers Contact Tracing and Mobile App – COVID Alert DE
 

Governor John Carney, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information (DTI) launched COVID Alert DE – a mobile app available in the App Store  that will help Delaware fight community spread of COVID-19.The free mobile app – available to anyone 18 or older who lives, works, or attends college in Delaware – uses Bluetooth technology from Google and Apple to securely and anonymously alert users who have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Add your phone to the COVID-19 Fight – Download the COVID Alert DE App.

 

The Role of the CSW COVID Response Team

The CSW COVID Response Team meets ​weekly and when positive cases arise in our community; they are in regular contact with the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH).  ​Members include​ Chris Eddy​ (​CSW COVID Coordinato​r), ​​​ Nurse Brenna Reed, Brian Fraticelli, Tonya Dempsey, Dan Saggione, Craig Aukamp, CAB ​Nurse ​Phyllis Whaler, Suzanne Musacchio​, and ​Donna Urban​.

Student confidentiality is of the utmost importance. 

Medical Resources

COVID-19 Community Testing Sites

COVID-19 Testing has expanded throughout the state. Here is a list of testing sites in New Castle County.

Isolation vs. Quarantine

CDC – Information on isolation and quarantining

Here is the new infographic from DPH which outlines how CSW will respond to community members who test positive and their close contacts after Delaware’s State of Emergency was lifted on March 1, 2022

Hand Hygiene
 
NEMOURS: How to Clean Your Hands    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx5y7dtTzBo
CDC handwashing videos    http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/videos.html
World Health Organization (WHO) How to Handwash    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PmVJQUCm4E
 
World Health Organization(WHO) -How to Use Hand Sanitizer Correctly      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnSjFr6J9HI
 
Respiratory Etiquette
 
 
 

Questions about COVID-19?

Please visit the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH)’s website for coronavirus information at de.gov/coronavirus. Individuals with general questions about coronavirus can call DPH at 1-866-408-1899 or email at DPHcall@delaware.gov. DPH can also be contacted by calling 2-1-1 (Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) Contact your primary health care provider if you have concerns about symptoms, particularly those with fever and coughing or shortness of breath.

COVID-19 Symptoms – DPH

Centers For Disease Control: CDC.GOV

Johns Hopkins University of Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center

World Health Organization – Coronavirus

 

 

Mental Health and Wellness

Community Support Resources

24/7 Crisis Line and Crisis Text Line

If your child is in need of immediate assistance, please contact Child Priority Response (Mobile Crisis) available 24/7 at 800-969-4357 or the 24/7 Crisis Text Line (text “HOME” to 741-741).

Aquila of Delaware – Emotional Support Line Need encouragement? Need help coping with stressful times? Need service referrals?

Prevent Child Abuse Delaware–Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Coping with Covid – National Association of School Psychologists

Here are some ways to help your children cope with changes resulting from COVID-19.

Meal Services and Food Bank

Food Bank Opportunities

Learn more about how the Food Bank can help you with their Healthy Pantry Center. You can also sign up for Mobile Pantries.

Need help with rent and bills?

There is a state program to help those impacted by our national crisis.

General Resources

Delaware Department of Education Resources (DOE)– A list of non-profit, community and agency support available to Delaware districts and charterschools in the 2021-22 school year is available here.

Food Bank of Delaware and Delaware Helpline Resources

Continue to check the Food Bank of Delaware’s website and the Delaware Helpline website if you need help with medical care, mental health services, food, etc.

Family Resources by Zip Code

Highmark Inc. is a national, diversified health care partner serving members through its businesses in health insurance, dental insurance, and reinsurance. Use their resource page to look for reduced or free services for food, housing, etc. You can search by zip code at http://highmark.auntbertha.com/.

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