February 25, 2021
Dear Staff and Families of North Bend School District,
Late yesterday we were notified by Coos Health & Wellness regarding a positive COVID-19 student case at Hillcrest Elementary. We are working closely with CH&W to respond to this news and protect the health of our community by temporarily having the students and staff associated with the affected student quarantine. Due to a longer than 15 minute bus exposure, the quarantine will also affect a bus cohort. Families of the children involved have been contacted by North Bend School District staff. Staff members directly impacted have also been notified.
As part of this public health investigation:
Again, the students and staff known to have close contact with the positive student have been notified and instructed to quarantine.
If you have not been contacted, we do not believe your child was in close contact with anyone with COVID-19.
This is a reminder to regularly monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19. If your child develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 :
Public Health does not recommend COVID-19 testing for children not experiencing symptoms.
Your support in following ODE and OHA guidelines is appreciated: Maintain 6 foot social distance. Wear a mask. Wash your hands frequently. Together we can slow the spread of the virus and help keep our community safe.
Here is a brief update on our current and tentative openings:
If you have further questions, please contact your school office or you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.