Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District's middle school going virtual through Nov. 30

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School District announced Thursday, Nov. 12, students and homeroom teachers at the district's middle school are being moved to virtual learning effective immediately. 

The district says students and staff will return to the building on Monday, Nov. 30. 

According to a news release, a student at the school received a positive COVID-19 test, and the district has also been in contact with a staff member experiencing symptoms consistent with a positive COVID-19 test. 

This is the second and third case of coronavirus reported to the district since students returned on Sept. 1.

These individuals are presently in isolation, per Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Kenosha County Division of Health recommendations. The Kenosha County Division of Health has been working with the school to assist in identifying and reaching close contacts of these individuals, who will also be required to quarantine for 14 days from the last date of exposure. 

Close contacts include those who:

  • Had direct physical contact with any of the infected individuals (e.g.: a hug or handshake).
  • Were within six feet of any of the COVID-19-positive individuals for more than 15 minutes.
  • Had contact with respiratory secretions from any of the infected individuals (e.g.: were coughed/sneezed on, had contact with dirty tissue, or shared a drinking glass, food or towels or other personal items.

Those who did not receive a phone call from the Division of Health or a close contact letter from Trevor-Wilmot were likely not in contact with the COVID-19-positive individual and are therefore not considered to be in a higher-risk group.

Middle school (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) students and homeroom teachers are being moved to Learning at Home and are asked to Self-Quarantine effective November 12, 2020. The approach to quarantine is a result of close contacts within a student cohort and close contacts with homeroom teachers that is creating a staffing shortage for our school. All students and staff will be returning to our building on Monday, November 30, 2020.

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