December 15, 2020
This letter is to notify you that a student at Goodman-Armstrong Creek High School has tested positive for COVID-19. We are actively working with the local County Health Department to quickly identify, notify, and quarantine any students or staff who may have come into close contact with them and who may be at risk of getting sick. We are also cleaning and disinfecting the school to control the spread of illness.
About COVID-19: COVID-19 is an illness caused by a new coronavirus. It spreads from person to person through droplets
created when we cough, sneeze, talk, sing or laugh. Most people, especially young people, who get COVID- 19, have mild illness, similar to having a cold or the flu. However, in others it can cause severe illness, such as pneumonia. Symptoms of COVID-19 may include the following:
• Fever (temperature 100.4°F or higher)
• Trouble breathing
• Muscle/body aches
• Loss of sense of taste or smell
• Runny nose or nasal congestion
• Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
The CDC’s website has good information about COVID-19: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
What to Do: Everyone in your household should continue to stay home as much as possible, wash their hands frequently, keep six feet away from others, wear a mask or cloth face covering in public, watch for symptoms of COVID-19, and seek medical care when sick. If you know your child has an underlying health condition, you may wish to discuss the option of switching to online instruction with your health care provider.
Someone from the local County Health Department may reach out to you with questions. Please assist with them as they work to investigate and control COVID-19 in our school. Should you wish to make contact with the local County Health Department please use the following numbers: Forest County: 715-478-3371 or Marinette County: 715-251-4769.
Prevent Further Spread: The following guidelines will help to prevent further spread of illness at our school:
• Notify the school if your child is diagnosed with COVID-19.
• Notify the school if your child had contact with someone who you know was diagnosed with COVID-19.
• Keep students home from school if they are sick.
• Encourage good habits: frequent handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, use of face coverings in public, and staying home as much as possible.
If you have any questions, please call Steven M. Bloom, District Administrator/Principal, at 715-336-2575, ext. 203.