• Communication procedures when a positive or probable case is identified:

    • Step 0: Consult with District personnel-Lead District Nurse, Shonda Moore, Executive Director of Equity and Student Support, Dr. Lilly Huddleston, or Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Maggie Fehrman.
    • Step 1: After consultation with Shonda Moore or Lillie Huddleston, nurse, principal, or designee will email the parent/guardian of students to inform them that their child may have been exposed to an individual with a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19. Staff members that were possibly exposed will receive verbal and email communication from the nurse or principal.
    • Step 2: After the initial contact tracing process, the nurse, principal, or designee will call the parent/guardian of all students determined to be a close contact. Staff members that are determined to be close contacts will be contacted.
    • Step 3: Principal or designee will send follow up emails to parents/guardians of close contact students and close contact staff.
    • Step 4: The principal will send an email to all building staff informing them of a positive or probable case in the school. The principal or nurse will send an email to the parents in the affected class that are not close contact informing them of a positive or probable case in the class.
    • Step 5: The principal will send an email to all parents/guardians in the school informing them of the positive or probable case in the school.
    • Step 6: The CSD COVID Reporting Dashboard will be updated on the district website each time a new case is identified and contact tracing is complete. CSD will follow guidelines to protect private individual medical information from being disclosed.

    City Schools of Decatur will share a weekly report with the DeKalb Department of Health regarding the number of staff and students attending CSD who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are probable cases of COVID-19. The CSD COVID-19 dashboard will be updated as contact tracing is completed for each case in the district and will include the following data at the district and individual school level:

    • Number of new COVID-19 Cases (staff and students)
    • Number of new individuals in isolation/quarantine (staff and students)
    • Number of continued individuals in isolation / quarantine (staff and students)