COVID-19 Case Update & Reminders

September 17, 2020


Dear Henry-Senachwine Families:

Please review the informational updates below.

COVID-19 Case Updates:

With the intention of keeping you informed regarding COVID-19 cases that emerge in the District, we plan to provide you with updates as positive cases are reported to us.  

The administration has been informed that an individual within the Henry-Senachwine School District has tested positive for COVID-19.  As a reminder, when a positive COVID-19 case is reported, the administration works in conjunction with the health department to contact individuals who have been in close contact with a positive COVID-19 case. 

Please note, individuals who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate for 10-days and individuals who have been identified as a “close contact” to a positive or probable COVID-19 case are required to quarantine for 14 days.

We will continue to work with the health department and  keep you updated and informed, as the health and safety of our students and staff remain our priority.  Below you will find links to the latest Illinois Department of Public Health Guidance.


Links:

IDPH FAQ Guidance

https://www.isbe.net/Documents/IDPH-School-FAQs.pdf


IDPH Exclusion Chart  https://www.isbe.net/Documents/IDPH-COVID19-Exclusion-Decison-Tree.pdf


Symptom Screenings and Temperature Checks:

A reminder to continue to conduct symptom screenings and temperature checks of your students and if your student is sick, please keep them at home.  Below is a list of COVID-19 symptoms:


  1. Temperature of 100.4 (or greater) degrees Fahrenheit/38 degrees Celsius;

  2. Cough;

  3. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;

  4. Chills;

  5. Fatigue;

  6. Muscle and body aches;

  7. Headache;

  8. Sore throat;

  9. New loss of taste or smell;

  10. Congestion or runny nose;

  11. Nausea and/or vomiting;

  12. Diarrhea; or

  13. Any other COVID-19 symptoms identified by the Center of Disease (CDC) or Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

 

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