July 7th, 2020
Dear Sturgeon R-V Staff and Families:
At this time, Sturgeon R-V has no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students or staff. If Sturgeon R-V does have a confirmed case, Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) will work with the school, if needed, to contact everyone who was in direct contact with the positive individual while he/she was infectious.
Only those with direct exposure to a person infected with the virus (within 6 feet of the individual for a cumulative 15 minutes) will need to quarantine or be tested. PHHS will notify you if you are considered a direct contact and need to quarantine and provide instructions for when you should get tested. Contacts should get tested 7-9 days after their last exposure to the infected person. Getting tested too soon can result in a false-negative result. Even if a test is negative, contacts must quarantine for the full 14 day period. Due to the increase in cases, it may be several days before PHHS is able to identify and contact all those who were directly exposed to the virus. If you believe that you have been directly exposed to a case and have not yet been contacted by PHHS, please immediately begin to self-quarantine for 14 days.
As a reminder to everyone in the community; it is important to practice prevention methods such as social distancing, wearing a mask or cloth face-covering, washing your hands often with soap and water, covering your cough/sneeze, staying home when you are sick, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily ( a list of EPA-approved disinfectants can be found here) and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Sturgeon R-V is dedicated to working with our staff and families to create a safe environment for all. We will do our best to keep our community informed as conditions change and work with our partners at PHHS to take appropriate action when needed.
Sturgeon R-V School District