Liberty Elementary Quarantine Letter
Thursday, September 03, 2020
September 3, 2020
Dear Sallisaw Parents, Staff and Community Members:
We received notification that a Sallisaw Liberty Elementary School staff has tested positive for COVID-19. While we must protect the privacy of the person involved, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you so you can make well informed decisions for your family.
There is nothing more important to Sallisaw Public Schools than the safety and health of our students, our staff and their families.
We are working with the Health Department on Contact Tracing and determining who will need to be quarantined. The administration is currently contacting staff and parents of those students who had sufficient interaction with the student to require quarantine.
Sallisaw Public Schools will continue to follow all COVID-related safety procedures.
Covid-19 is transmitted through person-to-person contact and through the exchange of respiratory droplets. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you or any member of your family exhibit these symptoms, please contact your medical provider for advice immediately. Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure.
The CDC recommends the following best practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve.
Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects.
Stay at home when you are sick.
Practice social distancing, leaving at least six feet between you and other people.
Wear a cloth mask in public when you cannot social distance.
Our greatest priority is the safety of our students, staff and community members. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, especially as we face this challenging situation together. Thank you for your support of Sallisaw Public School.
Paul R. Wood