Confirmed COVID case at two LPS middle schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Tuesday afternoon, Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) sent a letter to families, alerting them to the first confirmed COVID-19 at Lux Middle School and Marilyn Moore Middle School.

Here is a copy of the letter sent to Lux families:

Lincoln Public Schools

Lincoln Public Schools

Translations: Arabic.pdf | Karen.pdf | Russian.pdf | Spanish.pdf | Vietnamese.pdf 

Lux Middle School families,

Following our protocols, we are writing to inform you there was a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Lux Middle School. Since we have been notified of the positive result, we continue to follow our protocols and work with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department on the contact tracing process. Through that process, anyone identified as a close, high-risk contact with the positive case will be called directly and given instructions on next steps.

Please note: If you are not directly called, then you are not considered a high-risk close contact. If you have any questions, please contact the LLCHD at (402) 441-8006 or your healthcare provider.

Due to privacy rules and regulations, the name of the person affected will not be released. We will continue to collaborate with LLCHD and follow their guidelines regarding the safety of students and staff.

COVID-19 is a contagious virus and spreads through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. As a reminder, the health department recommends everyone should be wearing face coverings, practicing hand hygiene, maintaining physical distancing and self-screening and monitoring for symptoms while in the community or at school. Should you develop or currently have any COVID-19 symptoms or answer yes to any of the questions below, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider.

Do you have any of the following?

  • Fever of over 100.4
  • Onset of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New onset of dry cough
  • New onset of loss of taste or smell
  • Chills longer than two hours
  • Congestion and/or runny nose
  • Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle Pain

Should your child develop or currently have any of the noted symptoms, keep your child at home and contact your healthcare provider, letting your provider know of a possible exposure to COVID-19.

In addition, if your child has had close contact with someone positive for COVID-19, or has been directed to self-isolate due to a positive COVID-19 result or for having contact with someone with COVID-19, please keep your child home.  If your child is being tested for COVID-19, they need to self-quarantine at home until results are received and you have followed up with the school.

If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Duane Dohmen
Principal

 

Here is a copy of the letter sent to Moore families:

Lincoln Public Schools

Lincoln Public Schools

Translations: Arabic.pdf | Karen.pdf | Russian.pdf | Spanish.pdf | Vietnamese.pdf 

Moore Middle School families,

Following our protocols, we are writing to inform you there was a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Moore Middle School. Since we have been notified of the positive result, we continue to follow our protocols and work with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department on the contact tracing process. Through that process, anyone identified as a close, high-risk contact with the positive case will be called directly and given instructions on next steps.

Please note: If you are not directly called, then you are not considered a high-risk close contact. If you have any questions, please contact the LLCHD at (402) 441-8006 or your healthcare provider.

Due to privacy rules and regulations, the name of the person affected will not be released. We will continue to collaborate with LLCHD and follow their guidelines regarding the safety of students and staff.

COVID-19 is a contagious virus and spreads through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. As a reminder, the health department recommends everyone should be wearing face coverings, practicing hand hygiene, maintaining physical distancing and self-screening and monitoring for symptoms while in the community or at school. Should you develop or currently have any COVID-19 symptoms or answer yes to any of the questions below, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider.

Do you have any of the following?

  • Fever of over 100.4
  • Onset of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New onset of dry cough
  • New onset of loss of taste or smell
  • Chills longer than two hours
  • Congestion and/or runny nose
  • Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle Pain

Should your child develop or currently have any of the noted symptoms, keep your child at home and contact your healthcare provider, letting your provider know of a possible exposure to COVID-19.

In addition, if your child has had close contact with someone positive for COVID-19, or has been directed to self-isolate due to a positive COVID-19 result or for having contact with someone with COVID-19, please keep your child home.  If your child is being tested for COVID-19, they need to self-quarantine at home until results are received and you have followed up with the school.

If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Dr. Gary Czapla
Principal
Moore Middle School
(402) 436-1225

Categories: Breaking News, Coronavirus, Education News