Important update from Superintendent McDonald - 10/13/20Dear parents and guardians,
I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. In follow-up to the announcement on Saturday that a student at Durgee Junior High School tested positive for COVID-19, I am writing to inform you that as a result of the county Health Department’s contact tracing and investigation, three Durgee students and one Durgee staff member were asked to quarantine. The quarantine will end 14 days after the day of exposure, which means those in quarantine are scheduled to return to school on October 21.
As shared on Saturday, the student is a relative of the C.W. Baker High School student who the District was notified tested positive last week. The student is now in isolation and was last in attendance at Durgee Junior High School on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
Each case is unique, and the District works closely with the county Health Department when a positive case of COVID-19 is found in one of our District buildings. Based upon its investigation, the county Health Department determines who needs to quarantine and who does not need to quarantine. We are grateful for our partnership with the county Health Department and their expertise during these unprecedented times.
We appreciate your support and understanding on this matter. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out.
Matthew J. McDonald, Superintendent of Schools