The William S. Hart Union High School District provides ongoing information to our community regarding COVID-19 cases while maintaining confidentiality for our students and staff. The COVID-19 case data below is updated regularly to indicate any currently confirmed COVID-19 positive case in staff members or students by school site. The data below is specific to individuals who have been physically present on a District campus within 14 days of receiving a positive COVID-19 test. The District, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, conducts contact tracing and directly notifies and provides resources for parents of students identified as close contacts (6 feet or less for 15 cumulative minutes or more).
In the event there is a positive case identified, parents of affected students will be contacted directly via phone by their school site administrator. Students or staff members who are considered close contacts will receive a letter that will include quarantine directions and other important resources. The most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) definition of close contact is: Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from two days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated (CDC, retrieved October 23, 2020). Students or staff identified as low risk will receive information on symptom monitoring and additional resources. Families of students who are not affected will not receive a notification letter and no action will be required. Our District will only communicate and provide data for confirmed COVID-19 cases.
As a reminder, if your child has tested positive for COVID-19 or they are having symptoms (guidance for individuals and households), please keep your child home and contact your school's health assistant as soon as possible. By reporting this information, you help keep our school community healthy and safe and prevent further spread of COVID-19. WSHUHSD will maintain confidentiality and protect student privacy, following all FERPA protocols.
In addition to health and safety measures taken on campuses, we encourage families to be proactive and to reinforce the importance of handwashing, physical distancing, and face coverings to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Appendices, Appendix A – Glossary of Key Terms. (2020, October 21). Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/contact-tracing/contact-tracing-plan/appendix.html