The September 3, 2020, Director's Order of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) requires that all K-12 schools maintain a reporting system for parents to report positive tests and/or cases of COVID-19, as well as maintain a reporting system for parents to be made aware of positive cases within the school setting.
Effective September 8, 2020, parents or guardians of students and school staff members who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 by test of clinical diagnosis, are encouraged to notify their school no later than 24 hours after receiving the confirmed diagnosis. Please call the following numbers for each school to report such case(s) to the Attendance Office.
DA, , 330-364-7117
Within 24 hours of becoming aware of a student, teacher, staff member, or coach who has tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19, the school will email parents or guardians of students who have shared a classroom or have participated in a school activity with the student or staff member during the COVID-19 infectious period of a student, teacher, staff member, or coach. This does not necessarily mean every student receiving the letter was exposed. Any necessary quarantine notifications due to potential exposure will come from the Tuscarawas County Health Department.
For this reason, it is CRITICAL that parents ensure the district has updated email contact information for all parents.
SCHOOL-WIDE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
Online notification will also be provided to all parents or guardians of students at the school building notifying parents and the school community of COVID-19 cases within the schools. That information is updated daily as needed HERE.