Monday, the Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District received notification from the Kenosha County Health Department that a staff member received a COVID-19 test with a result of Abnormal/Positive. This is the first case of the virus reported to the district since students returned to learning on September 1st.
This individual is presently in isolation, per Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Kenosha County Division of Health recommendations. The Kenosha County Division of Health has been working with the school to assist in identifying and reaching close contacts of this individual, who will also be required to quarantine for 14 days from the last date of exposure. Close contacts include those who:
- Had direct physical contact with any of the infected individuals (e.g.: a hug or handshake).
- Were within six feet of any of the COVID-19-positive individuals for more than 15 minutes.
- Had contact with respiratory secretions from any of the infected individuals (e.g.: were coughed/sneezed on, had contact with dirty tissue, or shared a drinking glass, food or towels or other personal items.
Those who did not receive a phone call from the Division of Health or a close contact letter from Trevor-Wilmot were likely not in contact with the COVID-19-positive individual and are therefore not considered to be in a higher-risk group.
All 7th grade students and homeroom teachers are being moved to Learning at Home and asked to Self-Quarantine effective September 29, 2020. All 8th grade students will be moving to Learning at Home, due to the 8th grade homeroom teachers being asked to Self-Quarantine as they routinely collaborate with 7th grade homeroom teachers. This shift has created a staffing shortage for our school. All students and staff will be returning to our building on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
District Administrator Dr. Michelle Garven said, “We are taking multiple steps to ensure that all students and staff are following recommendations from the Kenosha County Health Department to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We appreciate their partnership as we continue to work through this pandemic together. We have planned for cases of COVID in our building and appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility as we pivot to our Learning from Home plans.”