COVID-19 Updates

Last Updated: 10/23/2020 2:33 PM

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Reporting Protocol

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced last week that school districts will be required to report positive cases to the local health department. We want to explain to you how we will report any confirmed positive COVID-19 cases to our school community.

An Ohio Department of Health order encourages parents of students who have either received a confirmed COVID-19 positive test or a clinical COVID-19 diagnosis to report those to the Northwest Local School District. Parents should do so by contacting the building principal in which their child attends. The District has designated Superintendent, Dennis Lambes and Special Services Coordinator, Scott Burnett as our COVID-19 co-coordinators. They will work with our school nurses to notify the Stark County Health Department of positive COVID-19 cases, and the Stark County Health Department will begin the contact tracing process. This process will determine close contacts of the infected individual and whether quarantine is necessary.

The District will notify all parents/guardians of all students who share a classroom space or have participated in school activities during the infectious period of the student, teacher, staff member, or coach who has tested positive. Further, the district will notify all parents/guardians in the NWLSD of a positive test and which building the infected individual attended, taught, coached, or worked. The district's COVID-19 dashboard provides information regarding current active cases.

The Stark County Health Department will determine if or when students, classrooms, or buildings will quarantine. Continued communication and collaboration with parents, school personnel, and the Stark County Health Department is critical during this unprecedented time.

 

COVID-19 Dashboard

Schools Northwest Primary W.S. Stinson Elementary Northwest Middle School Northwest High School

Active

Cases*

0

0

 

0

 

0

 

Quarantined

Individuals

0 0 1 4

Total # of

Cases

0 1 1 2

Last updated 10/21/20

*Active cases are those in which student/staff have received a positive test/diagnosis and have not been cleared to return.

Reported COVID-19 cases are based on information provided by the Stark County Health Department, parents, guardians or caregivers and are confirmed based on testing or clinical diagnosis. Families of close contacts will be notified based on the Stark County Health Department contact tracing protocol.

A Quarantined Individuals is a healthy person who may have been exposed and is staying home and away from others.

Total # of Cases  is the aggregated (total) number of students/staff who have received a COVID-19 positive test/diagnosis during the current academic school year.

 

Ohio Department of Health Opens Call Center to Help With COVID-19 Response

1-833-4-ASK-ODH Open Seven Days a Week 

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today announced the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has opened a call center to answer questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

Ohio Department of Health: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Novel-Coronavirus/Resources-for-the-Public/

Stark County Health Department: https://www.starkcountyohio.gov/public-health/coronavirus-updates?ext=.

 

Resources Materials:

Ways to Use this Physical Distancing Time to Strengthen Our Health and Social Connections

Let’s Make the Best of Our “Social Distancing” Time to Strengthen Our Health and Wellness!

Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics COVID-19 Information for Parents and Families