March 15, Positive COVID-19 Cases

March 15, 2021

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

We have been notified of eight additional COVID-19 cases at Oxford High School. The positive cases are all students, most of whom were in attendance March 8-10. There are currently 19 active cases at OHS.

Our administrative team is still in the process of calling the parents of quarantined students. We hope to communicate with all families by tomorrow morning.

COVID-19 is a contagious viral illness that spreads in the air through coughing, sneezing, and talking. Recent information suggests COVID-19 is spread by people who are not showing symptoms. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

Please watch your child for any symptoms of COVID-19 through March 24. If your child does develop symptoms, we urge you to get your child tested for COVID-19. Testing locations can be found using the COVID-19 Test Finder at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus. If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or is symptomatic and you do not wish to have them tested, keep him or her at home until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours and it has been more than ten days since the initial onset of symptoms.

For additional information regarding COVID-19, please visit the OCHD website at https://www.oakgov.com/health. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jill Lemond at (248) 969-5166.

 

Sincerely,

Jill Lemond
Assistant Superintendent of
Student Services
Oxford Community Schools