Winston Superintendent Brian Robinson today penned the following letter to parents and patrons of the Winston School District regarding a positive COVID case in the district.
“Dear Winston Families,
As we work to keep students and staff safe during this pandemic, we will share as much information as possible with you, while still following legal and ethical privacy rules. Sunday, the Daviess County Health Department informed us that a high school student was confirmed to have COVID-19. Due to privacy requirements, we cannot release the name of the individual or details that may identify him or her. The Winston R-IV School District is not in session on Monday, September 14 as we utilize a 4-day school week calendar where students attend classes Tuesday thru Friday. School will be open on Tuesday for students.
We have worked with the Daviess County Health Department who has completed contact tracing and determined which students need to be quarantined. Those that were in close contact will remain off campus for up to 14 calendar days to ensure they do not have the virus, so that there will not be any further spread. If you were not contacted by the Daviess County Health Department directly, it is not believed that your child was directly exposed to this person. While we do not have reason to believe that those who were not in close contact with the positive individual have reason to be concerned, we ask that you, as always, continue to watch for COVID-19 symptoms. If your child is sick or not feeling well for any reason, please do not send them to school.
At the Winston R-VI School District we currently have one confirmed positive case of COVID and four students that have been quarantined by the health department.
If you have questions, please contact the Winston R-VI School District (660) 339-6462 or the Daviess County Health Department (660) 663-2414.
Thank you for your support as we work to keep everyone safe.
Brian Robinson, Superintendent
Winston R-VI School District”