Six School District of Tomahawk students test positive for COVID-19
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOMAHAWK – The School District of Tomahawk was notified over the weekend that six students tested positive for COVID-19, according to an update provided by Administrator Terry Reynolds on Sunday, Sept. 27.
In total, there is one COVID-19 case in the elementary building, along with two in the middle school building and four in the high school building, Reynolds said.
“Per our established protocol, any individuals identified as close contacts will be notified by Lincoln County and all areas of the building that these students used last week have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected according to guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control, Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Lincoln County Public Health,” Reynolds stated. “We are also in contact with the Lincoln County Public Health and will continue to take the steps necessary to protect the health of our students and staff.”
Reynolds said the students who have tested positive for the virus will not be allowed to return to school until they are able to provide a release from the Lincoln County Health Department. Staff and students found to have been in close contact with those who tested positive will be quarantined and not allowed to return to campus until they are asymptomatic and have met all quarantine guidelines.
“Individuals who need medical care should call their medical provider to report their illness prior to seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital. Students and staff who exhibit flu-like symptoms are not to report to school or work and are asked to contact the school and/or their supervisor,” Reynolds said. “It is imperative that students and staff who are feeling ill stay home.”
For more information about the School District of Tomahawk’s COVID-19 protocols, visit www.tomahawk.k12.wi.us/district/safety-protocols.cfm.