Contact tracing

Mehlville School District human resources staff and all of our principals have completed COVID-19 contact tracing training from Johns Hopkins University. If a member of the school community tests positive, our staff are prepared to complete contact tracing to identify anyone who needs to remain off campus.

Primary contacts, those who spent at least 15 minutes in close contact with the person who tested positive, will be notified of their exposure and sent home. We are following CDC guidance when determining how long individuals must remain off campus following a positive COVID-19 test or exposure to COVID-19.

Secondary contacts, those who were in close contact with primary contacts, will also be notified about a potential exposure. Secondary contacts may continue to attend school in person.

Any time someone who has recently been on campus tests positive for COVID-19, a general notification email will be sent to all staff and parents at the impacted school.

Following an exposure, part of a school or the entire school may close for deep cleaning. Additionally, if several students and staff members are required to remain off campus, impacted classrooms or grades could pivot to virtual learning.

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