September 13, 2020
We were notified this weekend that an individual in the Wrightstown Community School District has tested positive for COVID-19. We are actively working with the Brown and Outagamie County Health Departments 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.
If your child had close contact
with the individual who tested positive for COVID-19, you would have received a call this afternoon with special instructions about monitoring symptoms, quarantining, testing, and how to keep others in your home from getting sick.
At this point, most students and staff in the District are at low risk
for a COVID-19 exposure from this confirmed case of COVID-19. If you did not receive a call this afternoon, you can continue with your daily activities, including work and school, if you do not have any symptoms of illness. As always, you should monitor your family for symptoms of COVID-19.
This notice is part of our current District plan to mitigate risks for our students, staff, and families. While exposure to COVID-19 can occur in any community setting, it is important for families to know when there has been a low risk exposure risk brought into the school setting. Notification and information helps us continue to be diligent in our efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and community.
The level of community spread and exposure to COVID-19 in our community and county is concerning and growing on a daily basis. Because positive cases that are coming into school are related to family exposure outside of school, we need your help in order to keep our schools operating with face-to-face instruction on a daily basis.
Please continue to do everything you can to help us keep students and staff in school safety. Avoid large group gatherings as much as possible; Stay home whenever possible; Wash your hands frequently; Keep 6 feet away from others; Wear a mask or cloth face covering in public; Watch for symptoms of COVID-19; Seek medical care when sick. Even outdoor activities can provide exposure to the virus if you are in large group gatherings or do not honor a physical distance between you and others. Individuals are contagious for 48 hours before symptoms appear so preventing exposure is the key to containing the spread of the virus.
COVID-19 is an illness that 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 include:
• Fever (temperature 100.4°F or higher)
• New or worsening cough
• Trouble breathing
• Unexplained muscle/body aches
• New loss of sense of taste or smell
• Runny nose or nasal congestion
• Unusual fatigue
• Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
If you do develop symptoms (fever, cough, or shortness of breath), please stay home from work/school and contact your primary care provider or preferred hospital system.
The CDC’s website has good information about COVID-19: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
For local coronavirus information, please visit Brown County Health and Human Services website at stayhealthyBC.com.
If you have any questions, please call Carla Buboltz, District Administrator at (920)532-5551 or Brown County Health Department at (920)448-6400.
Take care. Be well.
Carla M. Buboltz