SPS has worked in coordination with the Springfield -Greene County Health Department to develop procedures to provide a timely and comprehensive response in the event of a confirmed COVID-19 exposure at our schools. Throughout this process, the goal of SPS will be to provide transparent communication while balancing our legal obligation to protect the privacy of individuals affected.
- Staff will be trained on how to isolate symptomatic students or staff members at school, handling positive cases, and assisting the Springfield-Greene County Health Department with contact tracing efforts.
- Springfield-Greene County Health Department will notify SPS of potential exposure to COVID-19 in the learning and/or working environment and SPS will support the Health Department in its follow up work.
- Anyone determined to be at potential risk for exposure will be contacted directly and will receive appropriate guidance.
- SPS will communicate with necessary parents and/or staff within the building or department regarding the potential exposure.
In the event of a positive exposure, SPS must balance the public's right to know with protecting the privacy of individuals affected. The following notification protocol will be followed.
If a student gets COVID-19:
If an employee gets COVID-19:
The school will notify families of students who have had close contact in the same class/cohort; while on the same bus; or on the same club or team.
The school will notify families of any students and employees who may have been in close contact with a COVID-positive employee.
Springfield-Greene County Health Department will conduct contact tracing and notification will be made to individuals who may have had extended close contact with the COVID-positive student.
Springfield-Greene County Health Department will conduct contact tracing and notification will be made to individuals who may have had extended close contact with the COVID-positive employee.
The COVID-positive student may return to school when they meet CDC guidelines.
The COVID-positive employee may return to work when they meet CDC guidelines.
Last updated on July 23, 2020