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October 13, 2020 | COVID-19 Update for Hillside Families

The following message was sent directly to Hillside staff and families on October 13, 2020

We have been notified that two students attending Hillside Elementary School have tested positive for COVID-19. As with any positive case in the district, anyone who would have had close contact to a positive case has been notified separately. We encourage you to review the document from the Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors (previously sent out) outlining what is defined as direct exposure/close contact and what would happen as a result.

Accounting for positive cases reported to the district since school began August 18, our case counts are as follows:

  • 15 student cases, which is 0.24% of all Westside Community Schools and Westside Foundation/ECC students
  • 19 staff cases, which is 1.7% of all Westside Community Schools and Westside Foundation/ECC/Club 66 employees

Based on contact tracing and Douglas County guidelines, the vast majority of the positive cases reported in our district are believed to have been contracted outside of school. If you would like more, we encourage you to visit the COVID-19 section of our website at www.westside66.org

Thank you for your ongoing engagement and support to keep our school district running as safely as possible.

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The following message was sent directly to Hillside staff and families on October 11, 2020

We have been notified that a staff member at Hillside Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. As with any positive case in the district, anyone who would have had close contact to a positive case has been notified separately by phone. We also encourage you to review a document from the Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors outlining what is defined as direct exposure/close contact and what would happen as a result; CLICK HERE.

 Accounting for positive cases reported to the district since school began August 18, our case counts are as follows:

  • 12 student cases, which is 0.19% of all Westside Community Schools and Westside Foundation/ECC students
  • 17 staff cases, which is 1.5% of all Westside Community Schools and Westside Foundation/ECC/Club 66 employees

As a reminder, all students and staff are required to wear masks at all times in our buildings, and are expected to follow social distancing guidelines. Please screen for COVID-19 symptoms before sending your child to school, using the free Westside Household Screener: https://ecds-cloud.childrensomaha.org/edu-family/institutions/9/guidelines 

We also have a COVID-19 section on our website with detailed information and resources: https://www.westside66.org/domain/408 

Thank you for your ongoing engagement and support to keep our school district running as safely as possible.

 

Westside Community Schools

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September 28, 2020

We have been notified that a staff member working with Hillside Club 66 has tested positive for COVID-19. As with any positive case in the district, anyone who would have had close contact has been notified separately. We also encourage you to review guidelines from the Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors outlining what is defined as direct exposure/close contact and what would happen as a result.

CLICK HERE.

As a reminder, all students and staff are required to wear masks at all times in our buildings, and are expected to follow social distancing guidelines. Please screen for COVID-19 symptoms before sending your child to school, using the free Westside Household Screener: https://ecds-cloud.childrensomaha.org/edu-family/institutions/9/guidelines 

 

We also encourage you to review the following resources provided by public health experts:

 

Thank you for your ongoing engagement and support to keep our school district running as safely as possible.

 

Westside Community Schools