Heritage Schools COVID Update - SINGLE CURRENT CASE 2-11-2021

To the Parents, Guardians, Stakeholders of Heritage Schools:  

The Heritage District was informed by county public health today that a HS student at Broadlands has tested positive. Several students will also be in quarantine on timelines set by public health and those students will learn remotely during their quarantine period.  The Villa Grove Heritage Cooperative Girl's Basketball also is pausing team activities for a period determined by the public health department. Per HIPAA and Public Health privacy guidelines, students or employees who test positive or are on quarantine timelines at home are never identified.   

Parents of effected students are being contacted by the school district in addition to public health district personnel.   The district is assisting the health department with supporting information, and public health is working as quickly as possible on contact tracing.  Anyone identified within the contact time and distance guidelines from tracing interviews, class lists, activity dates, seating charts, and/or bus seating will receive instructions from county health on mitigation measures and will also receive a call from Heritage Schools with quarantine information.  School Nurse DiAnne Boyd is our primary contact for COVID-related mitigations at 896-2421 ext. 121.  

The school will continue comprehensive daily cleaning efforts, though the school buildings and in-person learning have not been connected to student cases within the district to this point according to CUPHD data tracking; the exposures have been outside the school learning day and buildings according to tracing reports to date.  Heritage has not been determined to have had in the past nor currently has an outbreak per CUPHD update this week.    

Please continue to check temperatures every school day morning before boarding a bus or dropping off or walking to school and accurately fill out symptom check sheets to be turned in daily. Spectators at sports events continue to follow the district guidelines for attendance.  

You can inform the main office for your student(s) of any exposure or symptom situations and absences are fully excused for any COVID-related reasons.

Superintendent Tom Davis