November 12, 2020
Dear NCOE Students, Parents, Staff, and Community:
We want to inform you that we were notified by the local health department that a:
• Student at the NCOE high school has been positively diagnosed with COVID-19.
The last time the infected person was in the school setting while they were contagious is Tuesday, November 10th. The individual is in isolation. While we must protect the privacy of the person(s) involved, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you so you can make the best decisions for your family during this difficult time.
Anyone who was in close contact (within 6 feet of the infected person for 15 minutes or more) of the infected staff member will be contacted by the local health department and be placed on home quarantine.
The building environment is also safe to enter at this time as it has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
The most common symptoms of COVID infection are cough, fever, and shortness of breath. Muscle aches, sore throat, and fatigue are also common. Symptoms usually develop between 2 to 14 days after last exposure. Some infected people never develop symptoms.
You should: Monitor your child for symptoms and do temperature checks at least twice daily for 14 days after the last exposure to the infected person while they were contagious. Consult with your child's physician for evaluation and need for testing if your child develops symptoms.
For additional information please see: Illinois Department of Health: https://www.dph.illinois.gov/ Sincerely, Matthew J. Vollman, Superintendent
Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Community Unit Schools District No. 3 Matthew J. Vollman, Superintendent PO Box 399 I 409 East Third Street Phone:618-378-3222 Norris City, IL 62869 Fax:618-378-3286