Ohio Department of Health Reporting and Notification of COVID-19 cases in K-12th grade:
The Ohio Department of Health has issued a health order encouraging families, requiring schools, and local health departments to report information about positive COVID-19 cases in children. The goals of the order are to provide communities with information to minimize the further transmission of COVID-19 and to allow local health officials to begin timely contact tracing. Parents/guardians are being asked to report to their schools new positive COVID-19 cases for their children enrolled in school, from preschool-aged through grade 12th grade. Districts and schools must notify affected students/parents (in same classroom and building) and their local health departments within 24 hours of learning of student and/or staff cases.
Starting this week the Lincolnview Local Schools will be reporting cumulative COVID-19 data to our Van Wert County Health Department, and thus they will then send our data and the rest of the schools’ data in Van Wert County to the Ohio Department of Health to create a statewide data system for the public to see. This reporting system will be ongoing throughout the school year. We will be providing at minimum a weekly update, on our school’s website, of our COVID-19 cases here at Lincolnview Local Schools.