In an effort to update parents/guardians about current positive COVID-19 cases within the Teays Valley schools, we will continue to update a spreadsheet, which is available at this link
. Due to HIPPA laws, we are limited as to what can be shared. However, we understand that parents would like to be kept informed about positive cases within their child's school. This spreadsheet is updated the moment that we are made aware of a positive case within the district.
If/when a student or staff member tests positive, the district will contact those who must quarantine and/or be tested due to continued close contact with the person who tested positive. Parents will receive an email through Schoology if there is a positive case in their student's class.
With the continued use of masks and social distancing, we can help to keep these cases limited, as well as limit the number of staff/students who must quarantine if/when a case arises. Parents/guardians - please review this checklist
for helpful information to help keep all of our students and staff safe.
We understand that students' attendance will be affected this year by quarantining, students missing school because they are exhibiting symptoms, as well as students who are ill. Please err on the side of caution to keep all of our students and staff safe and healthy. If you have any questions, contact the nurse at your child's school at 740.983.5000.
Quarantining - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What happens as a result of a positive case within a school?
A: If a student is required to quarantine due to close contact with a positive student or staff member, parents will be contacted directly from a district staff member. A document will be sent home with every student with educational expectations, as well as information from the nurses:
Q: Who is required to quarantine as a result of a positive case?
A: Anyone who is within 6 feet of a positive individual for more than 15 minutes is required to quarantine. This includes students on the school bus, in a car pool, in the classroom, in lunch, in clubs and on athletic teams. The nursing staff reviews individual seating charts then contacts parents of the individuals who are required to quarantine.
Q: When should I quarantine?
Q: If a member of a household is waiting on results from a COVID-19 test, are the other family members required to quarantine as well?
A: This is a question we got clarification on from the Pickaway County Health Department. If a member of a household is waiting on COVID test results, ONLY the person being tested is required to quarantine until the results are back. The other members of the family are still allowed to work and attend school UNLESS they are symptomatic. If anyone is symptomatic, they should stay home until the test results are known. However, some doctors are telling their patients something different, so if that is the case, follow the doctor's order.