Community Notification: COVID-19 Case at Highland View Elementary School

May 27, 2021

Dear Highland View Community,

This letter is to inform you that an individual at Highland View has tested positive for COVID-19. We identified this case through our pooled testing program, where individuals who elect to participate are screened for COVID-19, even if they do not have symptoms.

All students and staff in the classroom or grade-level with the positive pool will enter quarantine for 10-days, or until they test negative for COVID-19 and have not been identified as a direct contact of an individual positive for COVID-19, whichever comes first.  Right now, there are no known additional cases of COVID-19 at Highland View, and those who did not have direct contact to the positive pool or classroom do not need to get tested for COVID-19 or quarantine at this time. Per the CDC, Direct contact is defined as:

  1. being within 6 feet or less for 15 or more minutes (within a 24 hour period) of an individual with COVID-19, or
  2. having direct contact with the infectious secretions from an individual with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed on).

Note: The definition of “close contact” does not include all other individuals on the same floor or in the same building as a positive individual, unless they also meet criteria (1) or (2).

As a reminder, here are the steps that we can all take to keep ourselves, families and school community safe:

?       Wear a mask, or appropriate face covering, at all times when in school and other public spaces.

?       Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially before and after eating.

?       Cover your cough and/or sneeze and immediately wash your hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

?       Practice physical distancing and keep 6 feet away from others when possible.

?       Stay home if you are sick.

?       Visit  and for

       additional information.

 We appreciate your cooperation as we work to maintain a safe and healthy school environment.


Galit Zolkower


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