If there is a case of COVID-19 in your child’s building, and if your child is considered to be a close contact with the person who has the positive case. you will be notified within 24 hours with a phone call from RIDOH. For reference, close contacts are defined as being within six feet of someone with COVID-19 for 15 minutes or longer. If your child is not considered to be a close contact, you will not be notified. Due to HIPAA privacy regulations, we are unable to share anyone’s medical status or information. This includes the medical information of staff and of students. If your child is considered a close contact of a positive student who is with them during an extracurricular activity outside of school, it is up to that organization to send out notifications based on close contacts that occurred during that extracurricular activity period. If your child rides a bus with a positive student and is a close contact on the bus you will be notified by RIDOH.
Community Message January 8, 2020 English