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Parent notice of staff positive for COVID-19
George Rierson
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

March 16, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians: 

Yesterday the health department informed us that a staff member at the high school and another staff member in our athletics program have tested positive for COVID-19. In addition to the staff members, two students at the elementary are presumed positive.  We have performed contact tracing and determined that there were no students in close contact with the staff members while they were contagious. We continue to complete contact tracing for the students and will be notifying parents of any close contacts who may need to quarantine. The District is working with the county health departments to assure our community's health and safety. 

Our staff is working diligently to prevent the introduction and spread of viruses and other germs. This includes daily health screening, cleaning frequently touched surfaces multiple times daily, and nightly cleaning of all classrooms, restrooms, and other areas used by students.  We also continue to apply a safe  effective anti-viral “fog” in classrooms every evening to disinfect all surfaces in addition to regular nightly cleaning. 

We understand the level of concern regarding COVID-19. We encourage parents and students to continue following the public health recommendations: 

• Staying home when you are sick

• Practice the 3 Ws:

  • Wash your hands (with soap and water for at least 20 seconds)

  • Wear a mask

  • Watch your distance

• Covering coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues

• Continue to socialize responsibly – limit gatherings outside your household

• Continuing to monitor your health for symptoms

We appreciate your support and cooperation. You can assist us by remaining vigilant but sensible in your approach to dealing with this health concern. Should you have any questions about this situation, please feel free to contact me at 989-883-2360 or by email at riersong@think-usa.org. 

Educationally yours, 

George Rierson, Superintendent 

Unionville-Sebewaing Area School District