January 11, 2021
Dear Parent/Guardian and Staff:
We are writing to inform you that an individual(s) at Lincoln Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19 and a District employee has tested positive for COVID-19. We are coordinating our efforts with Southern Seven Health Department to promptly identify and monitor individuals who have had recent contact with the COVID-19 positive individual to prevent further spread within our school and community. The health and safety of Anna District #37 students and staff is our highest priority, and we recognize the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are following our District’s cleaning and disinfecting procedures, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, State and local health departments to prevent further spread of the disease.
To prevent further spread of the disease, Anna District #37 is taking the following steps:
· Excluding staff members and students who are identified as having prolonged close contact to the COVID-19 case from school events until they receive notification from the health department that they no longer need to be in quarantine. Close contacts will receive a separate notification from the health department.
· Ongoing monitoring of students and staff for signs and symptoms of illness and evaluation of illness reports to promptly identify possible outbreaks.
· Conducting a deep clean and disinfection of the areas impacted by potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
We will continue to enforce safe practices to prevent, promptly identify, and respond to potential COVID cases. We will also continue to monitor our students and staff for signs and symptoms of illness to promptly identify possible outbreaks. We also encourage all families to monitor their health and stay home if you are ill. Detailed information about COVID-19 symptoms can be found at the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/diseases-and-conditions/diseases-a-z-list/coronavirus/symptoms-treatment.
We are committed to providing your child and our staff with a safe and healthy environment. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. The well-being of our school community will always be our number one priority. Sending best wishes to your family.
Dr. Julie Bullard, Superintendent