COVID-19 UPDATE: April 23, 2021

“Together When it Counts”


COVID-19 UPDATE April 23, 2021

This past week we had several students test positive for COVID-19.  Thanks to the proactive nature of our nurses, the advice of Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) and the continued cooperation of our families we were able to deal with things efficiently and effectively.  Following is a brief summary of the occurrences by school:


CHELAN HIGH SCHOOL                                                                                                                                         

On Tuesday, April 22nd,  the school district was informed that two high school students have tested positive for COVID-19; they were exposed to a family member who contracted COVID. On Thursday afternoon, a third student tested positive at the high school.  In both cases, after thorough contact tracing and consulting with the CDHD, it was determined that the exposure was outside of the school campus.  As per school and health district protocol, all three high school students will remain at home under strict quarantine guidelines. 


MORGEN OWINGS ELEMENTARY                                                                                                                                   

We also had a 5th grade student test positive at MOE the same day.  After contact tracing, it was determined that the entire grade level cohort may have been exposed.  Based on advice from the Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) and out of an abundance of caution, the AM cohort was quarantined and will be taught remotely until the quarantine period is completed.  The PM class will continue to attend in person with a substitute teacher.


I truly appreciate the proactive nature of our school nurses and the cooperation of all families as we continue to work through the pandemic. Although we are seeing transmission rates declining and many more people in the community have been vaccinated, I encourage everyone to continue to follow mitigation strategies.




Barry P. DePaoli                  




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