September 8, 2020
RE: Confirmation of Positive Case
Dear Solomon Gorilla Families,
Today, Solomon Schools was notified by the Dickinson County Health Department that a student/staff member at USD 393 Solomon has tested positive for COVID-19.
Per our established protocol, we have temporarily closed off all areas of the building that the individual used in the past several days so that we can thoroughly clean and disinfect the spaces, which was made easier due to the Labor Day Holiday. We are also in contact with the Dickinson County Department of Health and will take the steps necessary to protect the health of our students and staff. The individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not be allowed to return to school for at least 10 days.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the regular seasonal influenza and include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Some have reported additional symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting, fever, chills, loss of smell, loss of taste, and diarrhea. Individuals who need medical care should call their medical provider to report their illness prior to seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital. Parents of students exhibiting flu-like symptoms or staff exhibiting flu-like symptoms are asked to contact a school nurse, local health authorities or the Dickinson County Department of Health.
We are closely monitoring this situation and will provide you with updates as we know more. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.