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October 18, 2020 | COVID-19 Update for WHS Students, Families

The following was sent to all Westside High School parents, students and staff on October 18, 2020

Good evening, 

We have been notified that one student and one staff member at Westside High School have tested positive for COVID-19. As with any positive case in the district, anyone who would have had close contact with a positive case has been notified separately by a phone conversation

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

  • 21 student cases, which is 0.33% of all Westside Community Schools and Westside Foundation/ECC students
  • 24 staff cases, which is 2.1% 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 was sent to all Westside High School parents, students and staff on October 15, 2020

Good afternoon,

We have been notified that one staff member at Westside High 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. 

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

  • 18 student cases, which is 0.29% of all Westside Community Schools and Westside Foundation/ECC students
  • 21 staff cases, which is 1.9% 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 was sent to all Westside High School parents, students and staff on October 14, 2020

Good evening,

We have been notified that one staff member at Westside High 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 encourage you to review the document from the Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors (previously sent) 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:

  • 18 student cases, which is 0.29% of all Westside Community Schools and Westside Foundation/ECC students
  • 20 staff cases, which is 1.8% 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 was sent to all Westside High School parents, students and staff on October 13, 2020.

We have been notified that one student attending Westside High 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. 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:

  • 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.

Westside Community Schools

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The following was sent to all Westside High School families and staff on October 1, 2020

We have been notified that a family with four students currently attending Westside Schools has two children who have tested positive for COVID-19. One student is at Rockbrook Elementary, one student is at Westside High School. The other two siblings are also at Rockbrook. All are now isolating at home.

As with any positive case in the district, we have conducted contact tracing and we have notified anyone who had close contact with these students based on Douglas County Health guidelines.  We have also attached a document from the Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors outlining what is defined as direct exposure/close contact and what happens as a result.

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. We have a detailed COVID-19 section on our website, including current case counts in our district, our COVID-19 screener, and additional resources: https://www.westside66.org/domain/408

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