Once again Heritage Schools will post updates on confirmed COVID cases to our web site and Apptegy application. Confirmed cases are communicated to the district by Champaign Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD). CUPHD will also direct the district on the quarantine timelines for confirmed cases and/or exposures.
Heritage Schools was informed by CUPHD that two school employees is a positive case and one student was positive but it was prior to school starting when some extracurricular sports had begun. Heritage does protect the privacy of students and employees according to both FERPA and HIPPA guidelines so case reports will not have specific identifying information unless we are directed by CUPHD for expanded communications.
Please continue to report and communicate with the main offices, administration, and school nurse DiAnne Boyd when anything develops at home including symptoms, possible exposures, and any testing situation.
Heritage Schools is also in process of adding BinaxNow rapid COVID testing (by parent consent) which can be used in the moment at school if a student or employee has symptoms we can check quickly and provide direction on seeking further medical intervention.
One other new aspect for COVID safety this new school year is that an individual's vaccination status can effect the timeline and protocol for handling school cases for both students old enough to get vaccinated and employees. We will.only ask vaccination status when necessary and appreciate working with us to keep everyone safe and in school.