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Coronavirus Information

 

Freeman Families,

As the novel corona virus (COVID-19) continues to have an increased impact on our communities, the Freeman staff feel it is important to connect directly with you to share about the steps we are taking across the district to help keep our students, staff, and guests safe and healthy.  

Individuals testing positive and anyone identified as a close contact of a positive individual will receive a notification letter detailing their next steps. A general letter will be sent when there are positive cases identified within our school. These circumstances may not result in a quarantine of a classroom or have additional impacts on the school.  

Our hearts are saddened for those who have been affected. The health and safety of our students, staff and guests are always our top priority, and this is a rapidly-evolving situation that we continue to monitor.

Our schools are cleaned and sanitized daily, and we have increased the extent of those cleanings, in addition to increased custodial time. Resources such as hand sanitizer stations are available in multiple areas around the buildings.  Masks are required at all times in the building. We’re also ensuring our students, staff and guests have the information they need to stay healthy, or stay home if they aren’t feeling well.  All of our practices and decisions are informed by guidance from The Spokane Regional Health District, along with guidance from our local ESD and OSPI.

Typical symptoms may include any of the following: cough, headache, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, fever of 100.4°F. sore throat, chills, new loss of taste or smell, muscle or body aches, nauses/vomiting/diarrhea, congestion/runny nose, and/or unusual fatigue.

The Spokane Regional Health District is advocating that, for those students sent home with fever and respiratory symptoms, the return to school criteria needs to be being fever free for 24 hours. When the person tests positive, then they are home for 10 full days after onset of symptoms and 24 hours fever-free (without fever-reducing medication).  Close contact to positive cases are still quarantined for 10-14 days. Please contact the school to determine date of return.

As always, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.