December 4, 2021 2:15 pm
Dear HUUSD Families,
On Saturday, 12/4/21, we learned about a person in our learning community with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Brookside Primary School affecting 3rd grade classrooms. Buses are not affected. We will begin calling students at Brookside identified as close contacts shortly. Families at Brookside Primary School will be notified once the calls have been completed. In the past few days, our health offices have seen an increased number of students experiencing COVID symptoms. Thank you for taking these symptoms seriously, keeping children home and getting tested if symptoms persist for 24 hours or more.
People who may have been exposed will be notified. If you are identified as someone who may have been exposed, someone from HUUSD will notify you and will provide information and guidance on quarantine and other recommendations. Please make sure to answer the phone or call them back. The most common symptoms experienced by children of the Delta Variant are runny nose, cough, fatigue, headache, and sore throat. Learn more about what happens when there is a case in a school.
Vaccinations are available for all Vemonters ages 5 and up. If a person is fully vaccinated, they are not required to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19. Vaccination is the best way to avoid missing learning. Learn more about COVID vaccines for children by visiting COVID-19 Vaccines for Children.
Supporting our learning community In order to maintain everyone’s privacy, we cannot disclose who in our community has tested positive. Remember that we are all at risk of getting this virus. These “COVID-19 cases” are our friends and family, and we need to be understanding and supportive. People with COVID-19 often experience uncomfortable symptoms and emotional stress. Instead of participating in speculation or gossip, offer to help community members who are affected by quarantine. With creative action from all of us, we will get through this period of anxiety and disruption. We thank you for your investment in the health and wellbeing of our school community.
We are working with the Health Department to keep our community safe. Learn more about getting tested in Vermont. We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you.
Kaiya Korb, Building Based COVID-19 Administrator