HMES – Parent Letter – Revised – August 5, 2021

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August 4, 2021

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Henderson Mill Elementary considers the health and well-being of our staff and students to be of the utmost importance. It is with that in mind that this letter is being sent home for your information. On August 4, 2021, we were alerted to a student/staff member who tested positive for COVID-19. We have been working closely with local public health officials to ensure the proper recommendations are followed to isolate the student/staff diagnosed with COVID-19, identify close contacts, and clean and disinfect areas of the school.

At this time, your student has NOT been identified as a close contact and does NOT need to quarantine at home.

Although your student was not identified as a close contact and does not need to quarantine at home, please continue to monitor their health daily for fever and symptoms of respiratory illness.

Consider the following Georgia Department of Public Health recommendations:

  1. Daily, assess your student for the below COVID-19 symptoms PRIOR TO SENDING STUDENT TO SCHOOL using the following checklist:

□ Fever or chills

□ Headache

□ Cough

□ New loss of taste or smell

□ Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

□ Sore throat

□ Fatigue

□ Congestion or runny nose

□ Muscle or body aches

□ Nausea or vomiting

  1. If your student develops COVID-19 symptoms, please keep him or her out of school/group activities, such as play groups, and contact your student’s healthcare provider as soon as possible. Tell him or her that a COVID-19 case was identified at their school. The Department of Public Health recommends that laboratory testing be obtained on all suspect COVID-19 cases.
  1. Alert the school IMMEDIATELY if your student develops COVID-19 symptoms OR has direct contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.
  1. Talk to your student about COVID-19 and remind your student to adhere to social distancing guidance

Henderson Mill Elementary and Georgia Department of Public Health will continue to work together to monitor the situation. If you have any questions, please call Ms. Cassandra Moore at (678) 874-3143


Ms. Cassandra Moore