November 2, 2020
Dear Marion Community,
I regret to inform you that an individual that is associated with Marion Public Schools may have tested positive for COVID-19. We have been in close contact with the Central Michigan Health Department regarding contact tracing and the next steps involved. After doing contact tracing, it was determined that no students or staff were exposed. Under advisement of the Health Department this individual will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
Our facilities have been routinely cleaned and properly disinfected per our protocols through the potential exposure time. We are working with the health department and are taking all recommended steps to ensure the safety of our children and staff.
We ask that you help protect your family and your community from this disease by taking the following steps.
Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 illness, which include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. It is recommended you get tested for COVID-19 if you do get symptoms.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially before eating, after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home if you are sick.
Avoid gathering in groups, stay at least 2 arms’ length (about 6 feet) apart from others, and stay out of crowded areas.
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
Clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched often at least once a day.
More information can also be found at: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
Mr. Steve Brimmer
Marion Public Schools