To protect the health of our school community and per the Emergency Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Reporting of Confirmed and Probable Cases of COVID-19 at Schools, Clarkston Community Schools will use this webpage to provide public notice regarding school-associated cases of COVID-19. This dashboard will be updated within 24 hours when we are notified of a COVID case. For any school-associated cases, individuals identified as close contacts will be notified separately and directly by the Oakland County Health Division. In accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), personal information on COVID positive individuals will not be provided.
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Confirmed Positive & Probable Cases: The Oakland County Health Division defines a confirmed case as a positive result from a PCR COVID-19 Test and a probable case as a positive rapid test.
Contact Tracing: A strategy for slowing the spread of disease in which public health workers communicate with infectious people to identify their contacts. They then follow up with those contacts to provide guidance on how to quarantine themselves and what to do if they develop symptoms of disease.
Quarantine: The practice of keeping someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. People in quarantine must stay home (usually 10 days), separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from their state or local health department.
Isolation: The practice of separating people infected with the virus (those who are sick with COVID-19 and those with no symptoms) from people who are not infected. People who are in isolation (usually for 10 days) must stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected must separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom
Close Contact: A person who was within 6 feet of a person infected with COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes with or without a mask. Examples of close contacts include individuals who were close to a person who is infected with COVID-19 by providing care to them at home, sharing a living space, having direct physical contact with them (touched, hugged or kissed them), and sharing eating or drinking utensils. People may also be close contacts if they were somehow exposed to droplets from an infected person (sneezed or coughed on).
Clarkston Community Schools believes that the decision to quarantine due to exposure is one that families should make in conjunction with the health department or their medical provider. If your child has been exposed and you would like them to stay home, they can access distance learning with the proper documentation.
The following scenarios will immediately permit students access to distance learning:
- If you receive a letter from CCS that your child has been identified as a close contact, you no longer need to wait for notification from the OCHD.
- If someone in your household tests positive, a copy of the positive result is sufficient.
If you decide to quarantine your child, please notify your building principal.