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COVID-19 Positive Cases

The St. Helena Unified School District is committed to providing information to our community regarding COVID-19 cases while maintaining confidentiality for our students and staff. The COVID-19 case data below is updated regularly to indicate any currently confirmed COVID-19 positive case in staff members or students by school site. The data below shows currently confirmed cases. Upon learning of an individual with a confirmed COVID-19 positive test, the District notifies all families at the school site via Blackboard Connect. The District, in conjunction with Napa County Public Health, conducts contact tracing and directly notifies and provides resources for parents of students identified as close contacts (6 feet or less for 15 or more minutes). 

 Current COVID-19 Positive Cases

 

 

Current COVID-19 Positive Cases as of 11/20/2020

 

Schools

Total Students and Staff*

Current Positive Cases among In-Person Students and Staff in the Last Week, ending 11/20/20 **

Current Positive Cases among Distance Learners in the Last Week, ending 11/20/20

% Of Current Cases in the Last Week In Relation To School Population

Cumulative Total Cases of Distance Learners (not present on campus) at each Site since November 2, 2020

Cumulative Total Cases of In-Person Individuals at each Site since November 2, 2020

St. Helena Primary School

233 total students

36 total staff = total of 269

2 (1 was NOT on campus during contagious period)

1

1.12

2

2

St. Helena Elementary School

234 total students

30 total staff = total of 264

1 (was NOT on campus during contagious period)

0

0.38

3

1

Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School

238 total students

36 total staff = total of 274

1

0

0.36

0

1

St. Helena High School

478 total students

53 total staff = total of 531

2 (one was NOT on campus during contagious period)

0

0.38

1

2

Last Updated: 11/20/2020

Counts are being tallied live as cases are confirmed.

*These numbers may fluctuate due to changes in enrollment or staffing.

** These students are in-person learners, but if noted in parentheses, they were not attending in-person during their infectious period.

Communication Process in the Event of Positive COVID-19 Cases

In the event there is a positive case identified, all families and staff at the school site will be notified via Blackboard Connect. Parents of affected students (close contacts or likely close contacts) will be contacted directly via phone by one of the district nurses. Students or staff members who are considered close contacts will receive a letter that will include self-isolation directions and other important resources. Napa County Public Health will be following up with these individuals for further guidance. The most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definition of close contact is: Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated (CDC, October 23, 2020). Students or staff identified as low risk will receive information on symptom monitoring and additional resources. Families of students who are not affected will not receive a notification letter and no action will be required. Our District will only communicate and provide data for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As a reminder, if your child has tested positive for COVID-19 or they are having COVID like symptoms (symptom monitoring guidelines), please keep your child home and contact your school’s main office as soon as possible. By reporting this information, you help keep our school community healthy and safe and prevent further spread of COVID-19. SHUSD will maintain confidentiality and protect student privacy, following all FERPA protocols.

In addition to health and safety measures taken on campuses, we encourage families to be proactive and to follow the essential guidelines of staying home when sick, handwashing, physical distancing, and wearing face coverings to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Barbara Dondero, RN, PNP, MSN bdondero@sthelenaunified.org SHUSD Credentialed School Nurse

Brandon Romero, RN bromero@sthelenaunified.org  SHUSD Registered Nurse

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Appendices, Appendix A – Glossary of Key Terms. (2020, October 21). Retrieved October 23, 2020 from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/contact-tracing/contact-tracing-plan/appendix.html