Important update about Coronavirus (COVID-19) actions today

Posted On: Thursday, March 12, 2020

Communication sent via email: March 12, 2020

From: Superintendent Dr. Adam Fineske

Dear parents, staff, and other Villagers:
This morning, I received news that two of our students - one in the Elementary School and one in the Junior/Senior High School - attended an NBA basketball game on Saturday, March 7, with their parents. At this game, our students came within close proximity to a player who has since tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

One of the parents reached out to the district first thing this morning to explain the situation. Since then, the students have been picked up from school and will stay home until further notice. The parents reported that they had contacted two physicians prior to their decision to send their children to school. The students and their family members have shown no signs or symptoms of the Coronavirus or other illnesses.

They have contacted their family doctor about obtaining an appointment today. I also spoke with officials from the Toledo Lucas County Health Department early this morning and shared with them all the details I had. And they are now in the process of speaking with the family.

Based on the above information, the Toledo Lucas County Health Department has recommended that Ottawa Hills Local Schools remain open. We will continue to take the precautions outlined in previous communications.

If you have questions about the coronavirus, please contact the Toledo Lucas County Health Department at 1-419-213-4100 or the Ohio Department of Health at 1-833-427-5634.

Thank you for your support of our students and of this district.
- Dr. Adam Fineske

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