What happens if someone tests positive for COVID-19?
In the event that a student or an employee tests positive for COVID-19, the District will immediately work with the Livingston County Department of Health to conduct contact tracing, mitigate additional contacts and exposures, notify the parents of children who may have come into contact with the positive case and make decisions about quarantine of certain students and/or adults, a classroom, grade level or school closures. Deep cleaning and disinfection of exposed areas will ensue.
Contact tracing is a public health function performed by the Livingston County Department of Health. DCSD will assist LCDOH in knowing who may have had contact at school with a confirmed case by:
- keeping accurate attendance records of students and staff members;
- ensuring student schedules are up to date;
- keeping a log of any visitors which includes date, time and where in the school they visited; and
- assisting LCDOH in tracing all contacts of the individual at school.
DCSD recognizes that confidentiality must be maintained as required by federal and state laws and regulations. DCSD staff will not try to determine who is to be excluded from school based on contact without guidance and direction from the LCDOH.