COVID-19 Information

LAST UPDATED 11/23/2021

 

Total Current Positive/Isolation Cases in the Lima City Schools: 17

Lima Senior High School: 7

West Middle School: 1

South Science and Technology Magnet School: 2

Liberty Arts Magnet School: 2

Freedom Elementary School: 2

Indepenendence Elementary School: 3

 

Current Close Contact/Quarantine: 0

**Students/staff quarantined due to an issue not affiliated with the school district are not included here.

 

What happens when there is a positive case?

*Allen County Health Department is contacted

*Health Department works with district on contact tracing if needed. Per the Governor's recent order, as long as we are wearing masks and practicing social distancing, schools are no longer required to contact trace and quarantine students and staff in close contact with someone who has tested positive. We will continue to contact trace in situations where students are not masked, such as while eating lunch and participating in some extracurricular activities.

*Parents notified in writing of any cases in their building

*Deep cleaning of spaces

 

Vaccine

Children 5 adn older are now able to get the COVID Vaccine. The Spartan Health Center has the vaccine and is availble to students, staff and families. Call 419-996-3436

 

Symptoms to look for

*Fever or chills

*Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

*Fatigue

*Muscle or body aches

*Headache

*Loss of taste or smell

*Sore throat

*Congestion or runny nose

*Nausea or vomiting

*Diarrhea

**Please do not send your child to school if he or she is exhibiting any of these symptoms

***Contact your medical provider or Spartan Health Center at 419-996-3436

 

How we are keeping students/staff safe

*Districtwide masking while indoors. 

*Buildings cleaned throughout day; teachers cleaning surfaces before new students enter, playground equipment cleaned after each use

*Social distancing in classrooms, hallways, buses, etc.

*Limiting visitors at buildings

*Added water-filling stations

*Seating charts to easily contact trace

*Promoting proper handwashing

 

Resources

Allen County Health Department: 419-228-4457. www.allencountypublichealth.org

Ohio Department of Health: coronavirus.ohio.gov


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